Read through this list, by Eric Karjaluoto, of reasons your web startup will fail. You won’t have an audience. You’ll run out of money. You’ll get frustrated, you’ll lose interest . . . but, he adds with emphasis:

But it probably won’t be the competition.

That’s a good post. Thanks to Guy Kawasaki for pointing this one out in Twitter.

I try to be grateful for the voice-of-doom lists and negative vibes, which I think is Eric’s point as well. If you can’t┬ásurmount lists like this, keep your day job.

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