2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting
Concurrent 5C: Embracing “Failure”…
Fail fast, fail often is a mantra oft-spoken in the startup and design worlds. In scholarly publishing, companies old and new realize that they must change in order to thrive. And the past decade has brought tremendous change to the industry: new business models, new access models, new marketing strategies, new communication and distribution channels, new products, new users, and of course many new companies. But embracing change brings along inherent risks. In this session, publishers and service providers share their stories of ventures that did not pan out, what they learned from those experiences, and how they approach the topic of failure.
Moderator: Gabriel Harp, Cell Press/Elsevier
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The MIT Press is known for pushing the boundaries of technology, its intellectual daring, scholarly standards, and distinctive design. Supporting emerging fields, the Press has an unusually high global reach, and nurtures a culture of experimentation.
Prior to her arrival at the MIT Press, Katie was CEO of Rand Publishing’s “The Skinny On” startup series where she developed enormous respect for the entrepreneurial life. Before this Katie spent several years at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as Senior Editor, and also as Marketing Director of both the Trade division and the Higher Ed division. Katie is an avid sailor and enjoys spending time on the water with her husband and daughter in beautiful Marblehead, Massachusetts.
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Andrew is currently working to build new platforms to accelerate the roll-out of several enterprise products aimed at distributed print (central order management, distribution systems) and editorial-author collaboration markets through partnership with leading technology companies.
Andrew is a father of two, a husband of sixteen years, and an inveterate sailor since childhood. Andrew has recently added a Labrador to the family which has (apparently not surprisingly) begun to eat the house from the kitchen out.
Twitter Handle: AndrewFawcett
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