David Feinleib booked success with failure
David Feinleib, speaker at our fail conference - literally - wrote the book on failure.
'Why Startups Fail and how yours can succeed', is self-explanatory. It started out as a blog about the failure of startups. The book is available on several e-shops or the better bookshop nearby. The keynote lecture at the Failcon2012 could be a nice addition to your evening reading or vice versa.
"By way of background, in May, 2008, I wrote a popular and controversial blog post, Why Startups Fail. Venture capitalist Brad Feld called it a great post. Jason Fried of 37 Signals disagreed with several of my points. Dave McClure and dozens of others provided insightful thoughts and comments.
Over the past 10+ years, I’ve founded five startups, bootstrapped and raised millions in venture capital, had several successful liquidity events, and been a VC. During that time, I’ve gained a unique perspective on what makes startups succeed—and the avoidable mistakes that make them fail.
I hope this book will provide you not only with excellent reading but also with key insights that will help make you, and your startup, a huge success."