Food For Thought with RetailMeNot - "Labs: Winning Big by Failing Fast"

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Location: 
GDC 6.302
Date: 
Nov 6, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Speaker: Chris Holmok, Sr. Software Engineer​

Everyone loves a start up, and the more successful the start up, the better. Success brings more responsibility, more growth, and more careful and calculated decision making. All of these factors can mean your company feel less and less like a startup.

As many successful start ups grow, they create "labs". A lab is department within your organization where you can experiment and try things that may be risky or outside of your core business idea. It a place where fast failures are lessons learned. It is the incubator where the next great idea can be hatched and grown into the next big product.