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The hard thing about hard things : building a business when there are no easy answers

Author: Ben Horowitz
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Ben Horowitz, co-founder 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Horowitz, Ben, 1966-
Hard thing about hard things.
New York : Harper Business, [2014]
(OCoLC)871263428
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Horowitz
ISBN: 9780062273215 0062273213
OCLC Number: 871319785
Description: 1 online resource (x, 289 pages)
Contents: 1. From Communist to venture capitalist --
2. "I will survive" --
3. This time with feeling --
4. When things fall apart : The struggle ; CEOs should tell it like it is ; The right way to lay people off ; Preparing to fire an executive ; Demoting a loyal friend ; Lies that losers tell ; Lead bullets ; Nobody cares --
5. Take care of the people, the products, and the profits--in that order : A good place to work ; Why startups should train their people ; Is it okay to hire people from your friend's company? ; Why it's hard to bring big company execs into little companies ; Hiring executives: if you've never done the job, how do you hire somebody good? ; When employees misinterpret managers ; Management debt ; Management quality assurance --
6. Concerning the going concern : How to minimize politics in your company ; The right kind of ambition ; Titles and promotions ; When smart people are bad employees ; Old people ; One-on-one ; Programming your culture ; Taking the mystery out of scaling a company ; The scale anticipation fallacy --
7. How to lead even when you don't know where you are going : The most difficult CEO skill ; The fine line between fear and courage ; Ones and twos ; Follow the leader ; Peacetime CEO/wartime CEO ; Making yourself a CEO ; How to evaluate CEOs --
8. First rule of entrepreneurship: there are no rules : Solving the accountability vs. creativity paradox ; The freaky Friday management technique ; Staying great ; Should you sell your company? --
9. The end of the beginning --
Appendix: Questions for head of Enterprise sales force.
Responsibility: Ben Horowitz.
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"More than any other business book released this year, "Hard Things" gives an insider's perspective on what it's like to lead and scale a startup." -- --Business Insider's Best Business Books of 2014 Read more...

 
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