It is kind of fitting that the theme for the first issue of SPIDER is failure seeing as we failed royally to launch in October.
So many lessons learned.
Some delays were my fault:
- waited too long to approach our cover story interviewee
- and then first interview was postphoned
But the issue was well delayed before that all happened. We also lost a planned story that left us needing to fill some pages. The first issue when all is said and done won’t be huge, but it will be 30 odd pages of ad free content that hopefully gets you to think a bit and perhaps entertains you a bit to boot.
We’ll be seeking all the feedback we can get eitehr way once it is available.
We’ll also be putting the theme for the next issue out for vote when the first issue is live.
Want to be part of SPIDER:
That article that fell through lead to some slight changes in direction for certain apsect of the mag.
One includes a more open contribution apsect under the “Social” section – which in hindsight makes sense in more ways than one.
Thus, if you have a story about failure, lessons learned, a strong opinion on failure and business/creativity, thoughts about the perception of failure – please get in touch or feel free to submit something (even a favorite quote is welcome).
Contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Article suggestions a la Unte Reader are welcome as well [we'll sort out the rights end of things].
So SPIDER delayed the release of the first HFX50 list.
The list is complete, most of the folks on it have been contacted though not all.
We will have this live online and in SPIDER in January [exact date still TBD].
We also dropped the “+” from the title when more than one person said it made then think we were highlighting the 50+ age bracket of doers…. sure some made the list, but yeah not what that was all about.
For List #1, very happy with it. BUT – I know #2 can be even better so keep those that deserve a shout out in mind for the 2013 list. We’ll be taking nominations the day the 2012 list goes live.