Subscribe NOW

Enter your email address:

Text Message our CEO:


or on twitter

Free Resources

Click Here to learn more

In The Media

Postmortems and Founder Edits

by Larry Chiang on April 10, 2016

By Larry Chiang
Postmortem is a Silicon Valley thing. It’s when your startup does and then you wrote about cause of death like an autopsy.
[photo credit Raychel Gregg, NYFW]
Founder edits is #cs183e. E stands for edit. 
The postmortem. 
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Fighting to turn the Light on with Bucket. — The Startup — #cs183e…

The edit 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
The Aftermath of a Medium Post About your Failed Startup — #cs183e…

Postmortems first came into vogue when Plancast wrote about near-death in 2010. Plancast had a happy-ending*.

Maybe practice on a cadaver before you start your own startup. No matter how smart you are inside Stanford medicine, you do not practice in my grandma. You practice on a cadaver. Practicing on a dead startup is #cs183e and it’s smart. #cs183e is the new way to do things in 2019
Who am I to draw attention to common sense business!? In 2017, I did “Set the Entrepreneurship Bell Curve”
In 2016, I did a PhD in kicking ass: “Cross the Chasm From The Right”

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: