To Consider: Entrepreneur/Startup SUCCESS STORIES (~1%?) tend to be loud/public — reaching thousands (or millions!) of people;

Entrepreneur/Startup STRUGGLES & FAILURES (~99%?) tend to be quiet/private — shared with a very small circle of close confidants (5? 10? 20?)

So (of course!) there is an incredibly skewed perception of just how many entrepreneurs and startups are struggling and failing (~99%?) compared to the success stories (~1%?)…

While you might hear (or speculate) the reasons for failure by any 1, 2, or 5 individual entrepreneurs/startups, the reality is that, on a macro-level, almost NOBODY is hearing the real/full stories of a large enough percentage of the failures to be able to extrapolate anything even close to enough statistically relevant data to look for patterns and trends (among the ~99% failures) without just guessing at causation vs. correlation and/or how well your 1, 2, or 5 examples represent the rest of the ~99%.

I’ll continue this at some point — and try to clean-up some of the confusing parts…

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