The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers: Ben Horowitz
Conclusion: Horowitz is brutally honest in his recollection of the adversity of business and the start up world. I have read many books on business before, and this is one of the stand out books that really spent some time dealing with the downs, the depression and anxieties of business. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has just started or is thinking of starting a business as it shows the highs and lows that are not for everyone.
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.
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 favourite 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 humour 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.