Streaming issues? Report here
Clement Manyethela 702 gradient Clement Manyethela 702 gradient
The Clement Manyathela Show
09:00 - 12:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener
See full line-up
The Clement Manyathela Show
09:00 - 12:00
Home
arrow_forward
Business
fiber_manual_record
Entertainment

10 fallacies that make start-ups fail

4 July 2017 2:18 PM
Tags:
book review
Start-up
business book review
start-ups
Ian Mann

The Money Show’s regular book reviewer Ian Mann unpacks “The San Francisco Fallacy”.

Gateways Business Consultants MD Ian Mann is a regular business book reviewer on Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show.

This week he unpacked “The San Francisco Fallacy: The Ten Fallacies That Make Founders Fail” by Jonathan Siegel.

Description on Amazon:

“The San Francisco Fallacy” is not about San Francisco.

Rather, it’s about the herd instincts that drive tech companies to set up shop there, and the mistakes these herd instincts lead to.

Most importantly, it’s about how to avoid making these same mistakes yourself.

In “The San Francisco Fallacy”, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Jonathan Siegel looks at the 10 biggest fallacies that run through start-up culture.

Over his many years launching companies, he’s fallen victim to what he now recognises as a series of common errors and misconceptions that bedevil start-ups to this day.

But he also learned how to sidestep and surmount many of these challenges.

After multiple eight-figure exits and other start-up successes, Jonathan began to see the deeper fallacies in which his failures took root.

His biggest career successes, on the other hand, seemed to come when he and his teams went against the tide and did everything “wrong”.

This book is an examination of the popular belief system about start-ups.

At its heart is a series of challenges to years of accumulated start-up orthodoxy.

What emerges is not just a critique but an inspiring call — to anyone trying to build a successful business — for a broader kind of critical thinking.

For more detail; listen to the interview in the audio below.

Click here (then “like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.


4 July 2017 2:18 PM
Tags:
book review
Start-up
business book review
start-ups
Ian Mann

More from Business Books

gay-couple-parents-baby-interracial-relationship-family-adoption-surrogacy-123rf

How to gain a sense of purpose and spark 'outrageous achievement'

3 August 2020 7:36 PM

"When your thoughts are centred around the meaning of your life, you unleash immeasurable power,” says author Richard Wright.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Lab-grown lab grown cultured meat 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle

'Big Tech' is in a mad race to bring lab-grown meat to the masses

27 July 2020 7:38 PM

Can we transcend the slaughter? Chase Purdy on his book "Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech's Race for the Future of Food".

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Lion

'Unfair Game' lays bare South Africa’s cruel ‘canned lion’ industry

20 July 2020 7:26 PM

Bruce Whitfield interviews Michael Ashcroft about his book, a painful read about the miserable fate of SA's captive-bred lions.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Frog in a pot

Are we boiling frogs? And why do SUV drivers look so confused, asks Tom Eaton

6 July 2020 8:18 PM

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews columnist Tom Eaton about his new book, "Is it me, or is it getting hot in here?"

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Capitalism 123rf 123rfbusiness

Property rights do not drive progress, but struggle for equality does – Piketty

29 June 2020 7:37 PM

Politics of the left and right are failing argues Thomas Piketty in his latest New York Times Best Seller, "Capital and Ideology".

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Bruce Whitfield in Davos 2020

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield talks about his book, the Upside of Down

11 May 2020 8:04 PM

A strong, positive mindset is one trait Bruce Whitfield has identified in two decades of interrogating how billionaires think.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

47014225-sy475-jpg

Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking by Matthew Syed

10 March 2020 4:55 PM

This bestseller examines the power of 'cognitive diversity' - the ability to think differently about the world around us.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

business-deal-interview-job-office-boss-123rfjpg

‘Negotiation, your hottest currency’

24 February 2020 7:57 PM

You are just one deal away from turning your dreams into reality.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

downloadpng

'That will never work' - the birth of Netflix and the amazing life of an idea

10 February 2020 8:25 PM

From having to pitch his own mother on being an early investor, to server crashes on launch day - how Netflix was born.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Malcolm Gladwell

Right way to talk to strangers is with caution and humility - Malcolm Gladwell

26 November 2019 1:52 PM

Ian Mann reviews Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know”.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward