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The 7 Deadly Sins of Startups

Posted by Dharmesh Shah on September 13, 2012 81 Comments

Not all of these are quite "deadly sins", but the "47 common mistakes of entrepreneurs" didn't quite have the same ring to it.  Enjoy.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Startups

1) Lust: Be not easily lured by the fun, sexy market. [tweet]

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2) Gluttony: Many ideas makes mayhem. More startups die from idea gluttony than starvation. [tweet]

3) Greed: Pure pursuit of profits is perilous. Pick a problem you're passionate about. [tweet]

4) Sloth: The lazy shall languish in obscurity. Toilers triumph. [tweet]

5) Wrath: Don't get angry with your competitors. Attack the problem instead. [tweet]

6) Envy: Do not copy others out of envy of their strategy. Be yourself. [tweet]

7) Pride: Hubris kills. Humility has a power all its own. [tweet]

Which of these "sins" are you committing?  Any others you'd add to the list?