Why startups fail


Many startups build things people don’t want with the irrational hope that they’ll convince them otherwise.

When a startup shuts its doors, it is customary to write an essay that tells the rest of the community what went wrong, called a failure post-mortem. It’s estimated that nine out of 10 startups fail, which is why the technique has become so common as to be a Silicon Valley cliché.



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What holds women back from entrepreneurship?

Fear of failure and lack of self confidence holds women from entrepreneurship.

One reason there are significantly fewer women entrepreneurs than men entrepreneurs is because women often don’t think they are capable of launching their own businesses, according to a new report released by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2012 Women’s Report.



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Parents need to let their children fail: Study

Study shows it’s okay to let children fail.

When Jessica Lahey was a fairly new teacher thirteen years ago she had to call a students’ mother to let her know that she would be initiating disciplinary measures against her daughter for plagiarism and that her daughter would receive a zero for the plagiarism.




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10 things entrepreneurs fail at


James Altucher:  I was on the phone with Tony Conrad at True Ventures pitching a business idea I had in early 2009. The site was built and we even had people registered for it and I had about a half million dollars already committed but I wanted a VC firm on my side as well. I don’t know why. Maybe I thought it would give me some credibility and I desperately craved it after the divorce I had been going through.

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