No joke. The ChubbyBrain blog just posted 25 Best Startup Failure Post-Mortems of All Time, and it’s a great list and an excellent resource.

I posted here last week about No. 1 on that list, Marc Hedlund’s explanation of why Wesabe lost to Mint. And I said then that such explanations of failure were rare. Well, I guess I was wrong.

ChubbyBrain lists 25 such explanations, with a summary of each. It should be required reading for all entrepreneurs. I’ve already added it to my online curriculum at

Why things fail is important. Each case is different, and your case and my case are more different still; but you and I should go through these cases.

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