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The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Ben Horowitz

Learn the unfiltered truth about the challenges of running a business from Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Ben Horowitz. Drawing from his own experiences founding, managing, and investing in technology companies, Horowitz offers essential advice for navigating the toughest problems business schools don't cover. Using anecdotes from his own rise to success, he covers everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, and managing your own psychology while leading a company. With humor and candidness, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is a must-read for both veteran entrepreneurs and those aspiring to start their own ventures.
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For anyone insterested in building, growing, or leading a great company, this book is an incredibly valuable resource.      source
@MikeIsaac Horowitz’s book is good. Happy New Year Mike!      source
Let’s just say, we started out relationship with vigorous disagreement, and we’ve continued that to this day.      source
This book is loaded with great lessons and advice from a successful leader and innovator.      source
@UniHodler Yup, great book.      source
An inspiring story of a business rebirth through sheer willpower.      source
Then finally there is “The Hard Thing about Hard Things.” It’s a bit dark but it does cover a lot of useful territory on what building an organization is like.      source
Strong selection. Love @bhorowitz book - must read for CEOs      source
12. Hard things about Hard Things 35 years This book coincided with the start of nearbuy. At a time when building startups was glamorous, this book lay bare the truths, like nobody else had. It was ok to feel overwhelmed through the journey.      source
Ben Horowitz has written the first true guide for protecting a startup from self-sabotage.      source
Q. - What's your favourite business book you'd advise to young entrepreneurs and why? M.L. -Some good ones from the "pure business" category: Zero to One, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, The Innovator's Dilemma, Good to Great, etc. Personally, I prefer less advice, more history. From my favorite business segment: Too Big To Fail, Ascent of Money, When Genius Failed, etc. Books on applied psychology (Influence, Predictably Irrational, etc) are another way to round out primarily technological education :)      source
Without question, to me, The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz is, by far, the best, most brutally honest and incredibly useful book about the realities of starting and running a company, ever written.      source
7. Ben Horowitz’s book The Hard Things About Hard Things is the best book about being a CEO and managing your own psychology as you set out to do this crazy hard thing. It’s fantastic. Read and re-read it.      source
Q: Are there any books you haven’t mentioned that you feel would make your reading list? P.A.: I would also include the following books: The Emperor of All Maladies, Where Men Win Glory, The President’s Club, The Most Important Thing, Sapiens, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, 10 Percent Happier, The Rommel Papers, King of the World, The Corner and Good Calories, Bad Calories.      source
21/ Hard Thing about Hard Things. @bhorowitz delves into the hardest situations a CEO will face, and how to move forward where there are no good answers. This is a great book to understand what it means to have the buck stop with you, i.e. act as an entrepreneur.      source
Entertaining more than anything. I read The Hard Thing About Hard Things, I was like: I would never work for this guy. But entertaining and some good lessons.      source
I like this one, but it’s not for very new entrepreneurs.      source
'The Hard Things About Hard Things' by @bhorowitz is one of the best business books I've picked up in years.      source
@BooValu23 @portfoliobooks @a16z Honestly, I don't think there are too many out there - best business book generally is @bhorowitz Hard Things About Hard Things      source