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Friday, September 28, 2012

Why Start-ups Fail

Back in mid-2000, as the first dot.com bubble was imploding, Philip J. Kaplan wrote a wonderful little book called F'd Companies: Spectacular Dot-com Flameouts (highly recommended, and not just for the educational content, it's an amusing read!!)

In his introduction Kaplan delineates, sarcastically - as he does so well...a paragraph full of reasons why companies fail:
"Why'd They Fail?"
  • too early...
  • too late...
  • too expensive...
  • too cheap...
  • too big...
  • too much competition...
  • to much supply...
  • not enough demand...
  • management...

    I love Kaplan's description of management...pick up the book to find out more.

    In the next few posts we'll be going more in depth into each of the reasons above. Would love to hear more from you.

    Although fuckedcompany.com is history (why??), you can still follow Philip J. Kaplan masquerading as @pud on twitter.