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Lesson – Post-mortem Done Right

Originally Posted on August 30, 2020
Last Update on September 8, 2020
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Business idea: Lesson – Post-mortem Done Right.

Everyone makes a mistake. Michael Jordan missed many shots for the winning buzzer-beater. Richard Branson failed more than succeeded in his new ventures. What they’re different from others is the way to learn from failures. How can companies bring this mentality to the office?

A typical company runs projects but barely learns from its results. Lesson fixes this. It’s an anonymous survey which sends a question to project participants every cycle. Why anonymous? Employees have a hard time talking about what’s not working and the elephant in the room.

After the survey, Lesson encourages them to host a post-mortem meeting to go through the results and talk about what went well and not. During the meeting, they can write up lessons learned and what to do onwards – which then will be published on the company wiki through APIs.

Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” By knowing what doesn’t work, you can iterate your actions.

The business productivity market size has already topped 100 billion dollars. [1] Lesson would be well-positioned in the competitive market by helping companies learn from failures and tackle big/uncomfortable topics that prevent them from succeeding.

[1] https://www.statista.com/forecasts/963643/business-productivity-software-revenue-in-the-world

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