They say "Don't make plans" and end the sentence with "Before you start, you don't know anything then".
They say "learn from successes, not failures" and back it up with stats about how people who failed at a prior business endeavor are no more likely than first time starters (23% of succeeding), but people who've succeeded at prior business have a much greater chance (forgot that number).
Uneven smear job a stuckup business writer.
The 37s guys have done some wonderful work. But to me they are pretty much the embodiment of what I think of when I remember Paul Buchheit's great quote:
"Limited Life Experience + Overgeneralization = Advice"
I think approaching your work from the standpoint of "Learn
from success, not failure" is a sure path to succumbing to
confirmation bias and becoming a one-trick pony.
Maybe, people able to learn from mistakes are able to recover them before their business fails...