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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by ziggy (25) on 2002.04.15 8:34 (#6980) Journal
    Here's a story [com.com] that postulates why so many businesses fail, and which ones are doing the failing.
    "When people hear that magic phrase, 'Be your own boss; own your own business,' they get extremely excited," Howard said. "The reality is very different. Most new businesses in the United States fail every year. Most of the people who believe are people who are naive, generally uneducated--the same people who gamble and believe in the lottery."
    Of course, the author here is merely parroting the meme that "most businesses fail" rather than doing the research to see if the assertion is correct. Nevertheless, the assertion (in context) does sound somewhat plausable.