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  • How to F--k Up Your Startup

  • The Science Behind Why 90% of Companies Fail - and How You Can Avoid It
  • By: Kim Hvidkjaer
  • Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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How to F--k Up Your Startup

By: Kim Hvidkjaer
Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
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Summary

Kim Hvidkjaer was twenty-nine years old when he became a millionaire. Two years later, after a cluster of disasters, he found himself basically broke. Now, having rebuilt his fortune as the founder of several successful enterprises and studied thousands of failed startups, Hvidkjaer has become an expert in failure: what it means, what it looks like, and the strategies that business owners can use to prevent it. 

In How to F--k Up Your Startup, he takes us on an entertaining and enlightening journey through the complex patterns of failure in the life cycle of a business, covering: attitude mistakes; business model missteps; market research snafus; funding and financial blunders; product development errors; organization oversights; sales slip-ups; and growing pains. Most importantly, he tackles what to do when your business has gone wrong.

Hvidkjaer fleshes out a tangible, usable blueprint for entrepreneurs looking to learn (the easy way) from the mistakes of businesses gone before. Chock-full of easy-to-follow business lessons that will keep you from f--king up your startup, this down-to-earth guide offers crucial, actionable advice for seasoned business owners and startup founders alike. A masterclass in failure, How to F*ck Up Your Startup is required listening for reaching success.

©2022 Kim Hvidkjaer (P)2022 Ascent Audio

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  • E Rich
  • 05-09-22

Perfect for newbies and vets alike

This book is jam packed full of insights and first hand accounts that serve as guides and reminders for both the new and seasoned. Highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-07-22

The perfect book I needed to push me with my own startup

I’ll be going back to this book as a reference from time to time to help keep me in check. I like listening to this while driving. It provides real world use case information and the author even welcomes his readers to reach out to him by email. I may do this

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  • Michelle Y Talbert
  • 29-06-22

Exactly what I needed when I needed it

With 2 years (global pandemic years) as a new coworking space owner I absolutely needed this parade of f ups to bolster my own confidence for this journey. Kim serves as a great sherpa/guide through this crazy world of having an idea, making something and then shipping it. I highly recommend.

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  • MK
  • 10-05-22

Excellent Pragmatic Advice

This book is a very comprehensive review of things to consider when building a company. It helped me brainstorm and develop strategies to avoid common pitfalls and unforced errors. And having been building a business for 4 years, I’ve experienced and seen many of the F—k ups mentioned in the book - so I know the points are spot on!