Tarun Kohli

The Most Common Startup Sins

1. Assuming you know what the customer wants

2. The “I know what features to build” flaw

3. Focusing on the launch date

4. Emphasizing execution instead of testing, learning, and iteration

5. Writing a business plan that doesn’t allow for trial and error

6. Confusing traditional job titles with a startup’s needs

7. Executing on a sales and marketing plan

8. Prematurely scaling your company based on a presumption of success

9. Management by crisis, which leads to a death spiral

Please click here for the original article and in-depth description of these sins by Steve Blank.

Added by me –

10. Building a company on an exit plan

11. Having co-founders based on their resumes rather than their ability to execute

12. Not believing that overnight success takes few years