Thursday, January 12, 2012

A need for entrepreneurial "Best Practices" and "Case Studies"

Over the past year I've become very curious about what makes startups succeed verses fail.  So I have started to informally interview entrepreneurs and document their case studies.  From these case studies, I believe we can extract best practices which are short (few paragraph) summary of a reusable lesson learned when starting a business.  This is similar to a design pattern in software engineering, which is a succinct, reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem in software design.  Since the startups are not necessarily about programming, I decided to use a less technical term.

I'd like any feedback from the community about whether you feel this experiment would be valuable.  Please reply with any thoughts.  You are the customers for this product, and so I'd like to hear from you.

Do you feel that you may have a story about your startup that's compelling? I'd be happy to work with you on the writeup.  Please email me (link available at or message me on twitter (@ed_roman).  I'd love to hear from you.

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