I very interesting article that reflects on the ‘failure’ of a startup has been written up: http://www.informationarbitrage.com/2008/07/monitor110-a-po.html. It’s a great read.
It also makes me wonder, maybe I should try harder to make things “fail” quickly rather than trying to make them succeed?
E.g. What can I do today to see if this idea/concept/product/service doesn’t work in the market?