Noam Wasserman provides a detailed analysis on the issues confronted by entrepreneurs. There is a nice database he uses to provide useful statistics. That said; not two businesses, products or services are the alike. The book does not provide a set of guidelines / cookbook to have a successful business. What it does is describe the pitfalls that one way or the other will be faced by a startup.
Being an entrepreneur, having worked for a startup, small, medium and large companies I highly recommend this book not only for entrepreneurs but for executives in companies that wish to develop a new product / service and want to understand many of the issues they will encounter (people, product, etc).