The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

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Harper Collins, 4. mar. 2014 - 304 síđur
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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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Umsögn notanda  - wyclif - LibraryThing

Not impressed. I was hoping for a hard-nosed business book instead of what this turned out to be, which is some stories woven together with CEO and success aphorisms. Author is good at storytelling ... Read full review

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Umsögn notanda  - Narilka - LibraryThing

The Hard Thing about Hard Things provides insight into the mindset required to be a founding CEO of a start up. It's a scary place to be knowing your every action will impact the future of the company ... Read full review

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Dedication
I Will Survive
This Time with Feeling
When Things Fall Apart
Take Care of the People the Products and the Profitsin That
Concerning the Going Concern
How to Lead Even When You Dont Know Where You Are Going
First Rule of Entrepreneurship There Are No Rules
The End of the Beginning
Questions for Head of Enterprise Sales Force
About the Author
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Ben Horowitz is the cofounder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley–based venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs building the next generation of leading technology companies. The firm's investments include Airbnb, GitHub, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Previously he was cofounder and CEO of Opsware, formerly Loudcloud, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion in 2007. Horowitz writes about his experiences and insights from his career as a computer science student, software engineer, cofounder, CEO, and investor in a blog that is read by nearly ten million people. He has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Fortune, the Economist, and Bloomberg Businessweek, among others. Horowitz lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Felicia.

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