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
March 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper Business
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Nathan El Dooderino ,

Survival guide for start up CEOs

Founding CEO is a job for which there is no guidebook, really no rules and everything is hard because it’s all a first time exercise. Ben breaks down some real world examples of problems you commonly face in the framework of his own companies- LoudCloud and Opsware in an incredibly difficult market. It’s absolutely gripping and his insight into his mindset at the time will resonate with any aspiring or current founding CEO.

nasdaq2k11 ,

Amazing!

Phenomenal read! Hard lessons about the tough decisions that need to be made in order for organizations to survive 💪🏽

Adam Honig ,

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.

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