The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog.
While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies. A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in.
Filled with his trademark humor and straight talk, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing
The first 10% or so of The Hard Thing About Hard Things is Ben Horowitz's abridged autobiography. It's a humanizing and necessary setup for the pragmatic advice that follows. If you're hoping for more ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - breic - LibraryThing
I thought there would be more stories, and less bland management advice. Since I'm not a tech startup CEO, I'm not really in the target audience. Still, the introduction and the last third of the book were interesting. Read full review
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