The Hard Thing About Hard Things The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2014
4 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper Business
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

gelondon ,

A must read for entrepreneurs

I’d been a CEO for fifteen years before I read this book. I was having a particularly tricky year in 2015 where everything I seemed to touch in my business was going wrong and I was spilling my troubles to a CEO friend of mine over coffee. He said to me “Have you read The Hard Thing about Hard Things”. I hadn’t and I got the book the next day. It was a real help - I had been through many of the situations in the book and mostly had done what the author Ben recommended, but if I had had this book I would have probably executed a little earlier and with more confidence.

Great Kalu ,

Technology management and life advice

Just a wonderful management book giving insight into the technology industry. Ben Horowitz has written a book from the trenches and free of cliche, the rap lyric quotes are an added bonus. I can't recommend it enough!!

cd_71 ,

Amaizing!

One of the best books in leadership. A must!

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