[This has been reposted and revised from the original article published in April 2016…many things have not changed and people are still asking if launches still work]
Launches can be kinda scary…
We've all seen the ones that are wildly successful and launches that don't work at all.
The pie in the sky dream launch stories followed by complete dead in the water disasters.
And both make you want to run for the hills and never utter the word launch–much less actually try to launch something of your own.
But if you haven't launched yet – you should know something. Launches often don't work.
If you are just starting your business, trying to gather the courage to launch your first product or service, you might be wondering why launches seem to work for only part of the time…or maybe they just work for a small majority of people.