Startups fail. In fact, startups often fail. There is no shame in that. If building a great business from a startup was easy, everyone would be an entrepreneur. If identifying a startup that would return 10x on capital was easy, everyone would be a VC.
HBR Case Study: A Rush to Failure?
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For an entrepreneur, there is nothing worse than a cash-flow squeeze. Actually, there is one thing: a cash squeeze that occurs while you think business is booming. Yet it happens all the time, one of the many financial mysteries business owners need to solve. In the following pages, you'll meet three owners who grappled with this and other vexing questions and came away understanding that you have to watch a few key financial numbers--and understand what they really mean--if you want to keep that nice little company of yours on track. In the surface, business seemed great at Murder Mystery Company, the theater company Scott Cramton founded in
BlackBerry: A Story Of Constant Success & Failure
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Subscriber Account active since. The Edsel has new life today as a collector's item. In the late John Brooks' book " Business Adventures ," a collection of New Yorker articles from the '60s that was republished last year, Brooks explains what went wrong in the story, "The Fate of the Edsel. He explains in his blog:. It wasn't because the car was overly poll-tested; it was because Ford's executives only pretended to be acting on what the polls said.