It’s been a decade since I first assembled the list of startup anti-patterns, the repeatable ways startups waste time and money. The project has always been near and dear to my heart, as I often find myself directing entrepreneurs to the list and coaching about specific examples.
Avoiding startup anti-patterns is important. By wasting time and money, they radically increase the chance of failure. The impact of falling for an anti-pattern is especially heavy in an environment where investor cash is again quite expensive.