In his article Why Success Stories Are Just Propaganda, Martin Weigel describes survivorship bias like this:
Survivorship bias is true in the military, business, marketing, finance... etc.
It is true for careers too.
It's a concept I hear about more and more. Especially in marketing and business. I think people are getting more realistic about case study results, success stories and romanticized business adventures. I think it's a great filter to have in your toolbox – to ask yourself when you read something if the conclusions are not just this logical error called survivorship bias.