Lessons learned from 13 failed software products

Software entrepreneur culture is full of stories of the products that succeeded. But what about the products that failed? We rarely hear much about them.

This can lead to a very skewed perspective on what works and what doesn’t (survivor bias). But I believe that failure can teach us as much as success.

So I asked other software entrepreneurs to share their stories of failure in the hope that we might save others from making the same mistakes.

To my surprise I got excellent 12 responses, which I include below along with one of my own. It is a small sample and biased by self selection, but I think it contains a lot of useful insights.

It is an unashamedly a long post, as I didn’t want to lose any of these insights by editing it down.

http://successfulsoftware.net/2010/05/27/learning-lessons-from-13-failed-software-products/

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