How to KILL your startup: a guide
Here's a slideshow of six common ways to absolutely tank your startup.
Whether you have a crippling fear of failure or just like to watch the world burn, if you follow this simple guide, then I guarantee your startup will find its end as an epic dumpster fire.
Here are six of the most common ways to kill your startup:
Fall heels-over-head in love with your idea.
Think you are your customer.
Don’t launch until it’s perfect.
Require funding just to get started.
Be scalable from day one.
Treat co-founders like mercenaries.
What each of these has in common is a fear of failure. It's normal to try to avoid being vulnerable by covering it up with certainty (like in numbers 2 and 5) and by keeping things to yourself (as in 1 and 3).
But failure is data. Make small, appropriately-sized bets — and make them quickly. A quick, sharp "no" is far preferable to a long, dull one. Ironically, avoiding the pain just prolongs it.
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Published 6 months ago