Myths, Legends, Fairy Tales and The First-Mover Advantage

By Christopher Mirabile

December 4, 2014.

Entrepreneurs often cite “first-mover advantage” when asked to defend their early-stage businesses. They believe it will help them compete and defend their margins. It has come up several times recently, both in class discussions and at a recent MassChallenge panel I moderated on working with angel investors. Since everyone loves a good myth, I figured I would take a moment to examine this one.

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