33 Ways Your Startup Can Die – An Infographic

33 Ways Your Startup Can Die – An Infographic

The obstacles between starting your company and reaching a successful exit may seem overwhelming. That’s because they areoverwhelming! There are countless things that cause startups to fail. We’ve chosen to highlight 33 of them, because knowing is half the battle, and 33 was how many our graphic designer illustrated before he fell despondent with the realization that his side entrepreneurial effort, Sandburger Inc (still in stealth mode), was on a slow march toward death #28.

The Seat Belt Case Study: An Exercise in the Fruitlessness of Training

The Seat Belt Case Study: An Exercise in the Fruitlessness of Training

Seat belts! Why do we hate such an amazing invention? It’s been thoroughly proven to save thousands of lives—and it literally takes seconds to engage. We have been taught over and over how important it is—from Vince & Larry (the Crash Test Dummy’s), to horrific driver’s ed movies that have scarred our psyche’s forever. Then why is it so hard to create such a simple habit for something that provides so much value? Let’s examine our nation’s failures to impact this behavior over the past century—and see why training may not be the silver bullet we all think it is.