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The Hard Thing About Hard Things

book | Non-Fiction | Mar 2014
World English → HarperCollins (Ed. Hollis Heimbouch)
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

A memoir and guide to management philosophy from one of Silicon Valley’s leading venture capitalists.

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 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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The most valuable book on startup management hands down.
PandoDaily

Horowitz [...] speaks slowly, deliberately. It's almost as if you can't afford not to listen.
Fortune Magazine
Full Review

There is more than enough substance in Mr. Horowitz’s impressive tome to turn it into a leadership classic.
The Economist

Horowitz’s argument and examples are apt and thought-provoking.
Nancy Koehn
The New York Times Book Review
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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

It’s a refreshingly honest take, and his colorful (and, yes, profanity-laced) language breaks down any other misperceptions about the role and the person. Plus, his imagination is compelling.

Booklist (starred review)
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This is easily one of the essential books every business leader should read if they’re looking for proven and honest management advice.

Entrepreneur's 25 Amazing Business Books from 2014