Why Every Entrepreneur Should Read 'You Screwed Up!' by Alice Hlidkova @ Cédric Walter | Monday, Jan 15, 2024 | 4 minutes read | 776 Words | Update at Friday, Jan 26, 2024

'You Screwed Up!' by Alice Hlidkova

Hey fellow entrepreneurs!

Are you on a quest for success 🚀 but find yourself hesitant to embrace your failures? Alice Hlidkova’s ‘You Screwed Up!’ is a game-changer that every aspiring and seasoned entrepreneur should have on their reading list. 📘 Let me tell you why this book is an absolute must-read!

Real-Life Lessons: Alice Hlidkova’s book is a treasure trove of real-life stories from successful entrepreneurs who openly share their screw-ups and how they turned them into stepping stones for success. You’ll discover that failure is not the end but a crucial part of the journey toward achieving your goals.

Shift in Perspective: ‘You Screwed Up!’ challenges the conventional view of success and failure. Instead of viewing failure as a setback, Hlidkova encourages readers to see it as a valuable teacher. This shift in perspective is crucial for entrepreneurs who want to navigate the unpredictable world of business with resilience and grace.

Practical Strategies: The book provides practical strategies for learning from mistakes and turning them into opportunities. Hlidkova doesn’t just dwell on the theory but offers actionable insights and steps that entrepreneurs can apply in their own ventures. From strategic pivots to effective problem-solving, you’ll find tools that can significantly impact your business.

Case Studies: The inclusion of case studies adds a layer of relatability. Reading about the mistakes of successful entrepreneurs, including their initial reactions and subsequent triumphs, allows you to see that even the most accomplished individuals have faced setbacks. It’s a powerful reminder that mistakes are an integral part of the entrepreneurial journey.

Embracing Risks: Entrepreneurship is inherently risky, and ‘You Screwed Up!’ advocates for embracing risks as part of the innovation process. By showcasing how successful entrepreneurs have navigated and overcome failures, the book encourages readers to step outside their comfort zones, fostering a mindset of calculated risk-taking.

Cultivating Resilience: Resilience is a key trait of successful entrepreneurs, and Hlidkova’s book is a guide to cultivating this essential quality. Learn how to bounce back stronger from setbacks, adapt to change, and maintain your enthusiasm in the face of challenges.

In conclusion, ‘You Screwed Up!’ is not just a book; it’s a mentor, a confidante, and a source of inspiration for entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey. Alice Hlidkova invites you to embrace your mistakes, learn from them, and turn them into stepping stones towards success. Don’t miss out on this transformative guide that will reshape the way you view failure and success in the world of entrepreneurship!

🔗 Grab your copy now and embark on a journey of growth and success! 🚀

“You Screwed Up!” by Alice Hlidkova

You Screwed Up! by Alice Hlidkova

The book “You Screwed Up!” by Alice Hlidkova is a self-help book that offers valuable insights into the lessons learned from failure in entrepreneurship. The author compiles interviews with entrepreneurs who share their story in anonymity, giving them a safe space to reflect on their mistakes and successes.

One of the key themes of the book is how running a startup can be stressful, and with big pain points to be learned. Despite this, what motivates so many entrepreneurs to take that risk? The author explores this question by delving into the motivations behind entrepreneurship, including the desire for freedom, autonomy, and the pursuit of success.

Another important aspect of the book is the lessons learned from failure. While it can be difficult to admit when you’ve made a mistake, the entrepreneurs interviewed in “You Screwed Up!” share their stories and offer valuable insights into what went wrong and how they could have done things differently. The author identifies common patterns that emerged from these interviews, such as delivering incomplete or lucid contracts, making risky investments, ignoring due diligence, and trusting the wrong investors.

One of the strengths of the book is its focus on entrepreneurship specifically. While many self-help books offer general advice, “You Screwed Up!” is tailored to those who are starting a business or looking to take their company to the next level. The author provides practical tips and strategies for entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey, from idea generation to scaling up.

Overall, “You Screwed Up!” by Alice Hlidkova is an inspiring and informative book that offers valuable insights into entrepreneurship and the lessons learned from failure. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, this book is sure to be helpful in guiding you towards success.

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Cédric Walter is a French-Swiss entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer based in Zurich, Switzerland. He spent his career developing software applications for Swiss insurance companies to handle billions of dollars in premiums. He cofounded Innoveo AG and as the software architect developed the no-code platform designed to reduce the manual coding that powers many software apps. As an active participant in the European hacking community, he works on many open source projects including blockchain. Cédric is a winner of multiple hackathons. His expertise include designing back end, event-based, and blockchain systems. Cédric is also the founded Disruptr GmbH, a software development company that offers full spectrum of services for businesses of all sizes.

JAVA full-stack developer since 2000, in Blockchain since 2017, Certified Scrum Master 2012, Corda Certified Developer in 2019, Ethereum smart contract expert in the SWISS Blockchain Security working group


  • HackZurich 2022 – Level Up in top 25 finalist among 134 submissions
  • SBHACK21 – SwiFi winner of best Solution on Algorand, overall Winner 3rd Prize, CV Labs Fast Track Ticket
  • HackZurich 2020 Europe’s Biggest Hackathon winner in category Migros
  • SBHACK19 – LendIt winner of Swiss biggest Blockchain Hackathon. On chain insurance and ledger for agricultural land soil.
  • Member of the Bitcoin Association Switzerland and Cryptovalley association Switzerland,

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