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What We Learned From Killing Our Startup

What we learned from killing our startup

This week we explore the topic of failure and its essential role in life and business.

At GoKart, we just pulled the plug on a product we loved, a wonderful app for families called Kinly.

And because ignorance is more harmful than failure, we wanted to make sure that we — and you — gained some lessons from it.

Kinley, The Idea Is Dead

The idea is dead. Long live the idea.

How killing our last startup has made our next one better.

Read more – 5 min.


Welcome to the Failure Age

How transformative innovation is “inextricably linked with failure”.

Read more – 6 min.


Why Most Marketing Strategies and Campaigns Fail

A recent study.

Read more – 3 min.


A Frank Lloyd Wright Approach to Digital Design

Designing digital experiences to last.

Read more – 6 min.


Will Sway be the Powerpoint Killer?

If it is, Microsoft will be happy they created it first.

Watch more – 2 min.




At GoKart Labs, we specialize in Invention & Business Strategy, User Experience & Design, Web & Mobile Software Development, and Digital Marketing. To find out more about becoming a client, call 612.454.4012.

Don Smithmier

A stirred—not shaken—cocktail of cool calculation and wild creativity, Don is the high-beam examination of all things we create, build and release to the world, keeping us on-task, on-budget and all of our work on-point. He’s also a freakishly fine musician, as well as the spark that ignited an online education revolution.

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