Yes, of course “Startups Are Hard.” BUT…

Success/Fail Rates are NOT some unchangeable “Natural Law of Entrepreneurship!” We CAN improve…

We know, the video PRODUCTION quality is terrible.
BUT, the content/concepts are GREAT!
(if we do say so ourselves?)
This success/fail rate is NOT some unchangeable “Natural Law” of entrepreneurship! — Rather, it’s Einstein’s aforementioned definition of INSANITY on full display!
— And we, as a Startup Community, are doing nothing (or, at least not enough that’s new and different) to break the cycle!
#ItsGroundHogDay
It’s as if we’re perfectly content to celebrate the ~1% success stories while dismissively sweeping the rest under the rug… (as collateral damages? that are simply inevitable? unavoidable?)
#StatusQuoBias
[After observing it over and over and over (for years!), I’ve become fascinated (borderline-obsessed?) by these topics!]

A Few Key Factors — Contributing to a Ubiquitous Lack of Awareness of #StatusQuoBias Issues:

ONE WAY TO LOOK AT IT:

OR… PERHAPS…

Yes, of course we all like to say:

“I learned more from my failures than I did from my successes”

“It’s not about how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get back up”

“Live and learn… Nobody said it would be easy… Hardship helps us grow… It’s always darkest before the dawn… blah blah blah”

But, let’s be honest… that’s some “HAPPY-HORSESHIT HINDSIGHT!”

“If only I had known then what I know now…”

Or is failure really THAT MUCH a “rite of passage” that the more experienced, most insightful members of the startup community should literally hold back our collective knowledge/experience/wisdom to force young entrepreneurs to learn it the hard way on their own?!? (Why? Just because that’s how WE had to do it??)

IN CONCLUSION…

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