The unfiltered hands-on experiences of some popular Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
Ideas are cheap, execution always makes the difference.
Each interview has some good takeaway for anybody interested or involved in the startup world.
Very good choice of subjects for the interviews, some really amazing personalities from the IT world, shown as they are. <br />A very competent interviewer, able to ask the right questions, without ever getting in the way of the answers, always detailed and complete. <br />Fresh, never boring, a really inspirational book for whoever has ever thought of starting a company of his own, a very interesting read for anyone....Continua
Don't miss it. excellent stories for entrepreneurs, consultants and teachers
Founders at Work
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company.
Where did they get the ideas that made them rich? How did they convince investors to back them? What went wrong, and how did they recover?
Nearly all technical people have thought of one day starting or working for a startup. For them, this book is the closest you can come to being a fly on the wall at a successful startup, to learn how it's done.
But ultimately these interviews are required reading for anyone who wants to understand business, because startups are business reduced to its essence. The reason their founders become rich is that startups do what businesses do--create value--more intensively than almost any other part of the economy. How? What are the secrets that make successful startups so insanely productive? Read this book, and let the founders themselves tell you....Continua