Hi, I'm Jan König 👋. I'm one of the founders of Jovo, 28 years old, and live in Berlin. < Go back to learn more.

Be transparent about mistakes

Tonight, a weird German soccer hashtag called #Zitronenfalten emerged and we found an interview that seemed to explain what it's about. We were wrong.

There were lots of people on this specific hashtag page (it's a typical hashtag people google because they don't have a clue what it's about), so it was really stressful for a short amount of time. We tried to deal with it by being as transparent as possible about it. And it got quite some positive response!

What I learned today? Of course there are possible mistakes to be made. And if so, it's not as bad as you thing. You can deal with it by preparing better (quality checks) and by admitting mistakes transparently. Mistakes are human! Be human.


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