The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Should be mandatory for all CEOs
Wow. Compelling, well written and filled with so much great advice that it’s almost hard to absorb.
It’s a book I’ll go back to again and again.
Couldn't put the book down
Edgy and real....just what I needed to start the new year. A great reminder that the best business stories are the personal ones...a must have for anyone in business...a great companion indeed to remind you life is a struggle...embrace it
Every founding CEO will relate to Ben's story. I wish I read this book before starting my enterprise startup, I would have avoided plenty of hiring mistakes and employee drama.
- Category: Management & Leadership
- Published: Mar 04, 2014
- Publisher: HarperBusiness
- Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
- Print Length: 304 Pages
- Language: English