Knowledge is power! There is significant research into where startups (and acquisitions and new products) go wrong.  An article by the American entrepreneur and investor Wade Myers usefully sums up the major problems we face in trying to achieve success.

Here’s a summary. We make decisions emotionally. We resist deep thinking or analysis. We’re too optimistic. We resist tracking decisions and applying lessons learned. We lack a rigorous opportunity analysis or due diligence framework.

Read more here.