There are thousands of books out there that tell us about all kinds of successful and inspiring companies, and why they are successful.
But what about promising companies that failed in the first two years, and why they failed?
Do you have recommendations on good books dedicated to failures?
While you wait for the book here are some reaousrces you might like:
I have this essay by Steve Spalding bookmarked since 2007 and reference it a lot: How to ensure your start-up will fail.
How about "In Search of Stupidity: Over Twenty Years of High Tech Marketing Disasters" Is on Joels 'product manager reading list' I believe - basic premise is that nearly all hi-tech/software companies fail because they do something very very stupid. If you look at Microsoft they have a lot of head slapping moments, but have done nothing catastrophically stupid.
The movie Startup.com has some good insights about reasons businesses fail too. I highly recommend this documentary.
Check these books out :
The most important is just follow your heart. Get Things Done!
Two books that I really enjoyed reading are
Boo Hoo and dot.bomb
f&*cked company? it started as a blog then became a book I believe
I read this book a few years ago and learned so much from it. It's a great read!