A great read for those of you who didn’t already see this on TechCrunch this weekend. Even if you have no interest in business or entrepreneurship, there are still some valuable insights, and it is just a great quick read.


Editor’s note: Contributor Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo, he hosts a show on business and has published books on success.  Follow him @ashkan.

This isn’t an anti-entrepreneur rant. It’s also not a piece to discourage anyone from launching their own business. It’s a warning for those who seek to launch their startup to understand some of the lesser-discussed reasons why 99% of new businesses are Dead On Arrival.

As outlined, success is

1) subjective, relative and fluid:

i)                    we define success based on what drives us,

ii)                   but we tend to measure it relative to other people’s success and over time,

iii)                 we convince ourselves to change its definition, revising upwards or downwards, depending on the conditions on the ground.

2) a function of six variables: vision, ambition, determination, execution, timing and luck.

Part 1: Before You Launch Your Startup…

Sometimes, Macro…

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~ by Adam Maikkula on March 18, 2012.

2 Responses to “”

  1. I wanted to comment on your page because you are who I am following. This was a good article. Most of the information in it has been put out in different ways for many years by many others.
    As someone who has desired her own business since she was 12 years old, at the age of 41 I finally made something happen. The funny thing about it is, all I had to do is believe in my ability. The tips, the tricks and all the business plans written never created cash flow, just paper flow. When I chose to do it without the books of those who just wrote books, I then could see what I could do. Bottom line, “JUST DO IT”. Peace.

  2. As a small bus. owner I will testify that it’s always good to count the cost before you build a house. That, to me, was the moral of the story. To look at all the factors before diving into what or what may not be successful. Thx 4 posting.

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