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Ben Horowitz is the cofounder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs building the next generation of leading technology companies. Previously he was cofounder and CEO of Opsware, formerly Loudcloud, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in visa mer 2007. He writes about his experiences and insights from his career as a computer science student, software engineer, cofounder, CEO, and investor in a blog. His first book, The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, was published in 2014. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Wow. This will be a classic book about how to build and run business for ages to come. Truly awesome.
 
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Santhosh_Guru | 22 andra recensioner | Oct 19, 2023 |
Packed with war stories about his experience being involved and building startups (largely as the CEO) there are many good insights.

Having to make so many decisions that could result in the life or death of a company would not have been easy. Some of my takeaways:
- Everyone makes mistakes so don’t be too hard on yourself
- Ask "What would you do if we went bankrupt?" for a source of good ideas and potential pivots
- Be open with the team about challenges (they may have great ideas)
- Make tough decisions and then act decisively
- Be visible and engaging
- "Take care of the people, the products and the profits in that order"
- Hire for strength, not for lack of weaknesses.
- Good product managers act as the CEO of their products.
- Managing by numbers is like painting by numbers. Can drive a short term focus.
- Anything you measure creates a side effect of behaviours.
- Hire people with the right type of ambition. Ambition for the company vs the team vs themselves.
- 1:1s should be considered the employee's meeting, not the manager's meeting.
- "Think of the organisational design as the communications architecture for your company. If you want people to communicate the best way to accomplish that is to make them report to the same manager"
- "The organisational design is also the architecture for how the company communicates with the outside world"
- Everything is hard when you don't know what you are doing.
- "People judge you for what you do not how you feel"
… (mer)
 
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gianouts | 22 andra recensioner | Jul 17, 2023 |
Some good information about what to think about when building a company culture is scattered throughout this book. Some of the stories (mostly historical vs based on his experience) I thought went on for too long with minimal value. It is however a very digestable fun read.
 
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gianouts | 4 andra recensioner | Jul 5, 2023 |
Not a good book. Big fan of his blog (at least some entries), and the parts of this book that cites those gems were great. Besides that, not at all a useful reference.
 
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kernery | 22 andra recensioner | Aug 19, 2022 |

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