Paul Graham’s 18 start-up mistakes
18 mistakes that kill start-ups.

Only the points pasted below. Please see the URL for the details (for
a software industry)

The points are mostly valid for any start-up.
May be valid for social work initiatives also.

You may like to analyze your start-up/ future start-up from this point
of view. Please note, this is NOT one-size fits all.


18 mistakes that kill start-ups

1. Single Founder
2. Bad Location
3. Marginal Niche
4. Derivative Idea
5. Obstinacy
6. Hiring Bad workers
7. Choosing the Wrong Platform
8. Slowness in Launching
9. Launching Too Early
10. Having No Specific User in Mind
11. Raising Too Little Money
12. Spending Too Much
13. Raising Too Much Money
14. Poor Investor Management
15. Sacrificing Users to (Supposed) Profit
16. Not Wanting to Get Your Hands Dirty
17. Fights Between Founders
18. A Half-Hearted Effort

The details at