Founders at Work is a good book of web startup case studies. Are there others?
What I really want is a place where people who run web startups post, "here's something I did to improve my product" and "here's something I did to reach my market" with specifics about their product and market. That's how I could build a mental database of "chunks".
HN is often too high-level (acquisitions, financing) or too low-level (programming techniques) and not right at that chunk level.