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A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only Ben Horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one.­In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, buying, managing, and investing in technology companies to offer essential advice and practical wisdom for navigating the toughest problems business schools don't cover. His blog has garnered a devoted following of millions of readers who have come to rely on him to help them run their businesses. A lifelong rap fan, Horowitz amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs and tells it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, from cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in.­His advice is grounded in anecdotes from his own hard-­earned rise—from cofounding the . . .

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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 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 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 . . .

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Ein Unternehmen zu führen bedeutet, auch unangenehme Entscheidungen treffen und umsetzen zu müssen. Wie entlässt man Mitarbeiter? Wie degradiert man Freunde? Ist es in Ordnung, Personal von der Firma eines Freundes abzuwerben? „Wenn Facebook-­Chef Mark Zuckerberg angesichts des brutalen Innovationstempos im Tech-­Business die Furcht überkommt, dann holt er sich Rat bei einem Mann: Ben Horowitz“. Mit diesen Worten leitet das manager-­magazin seinen Artikel zum „Buch des Monats“ ein. Venture-­Capital-­Guru Horowitz ist im Silicon Valley eine Legende – er ist einer der erfolgreichsten, erfahrensten und bekanntesten Wagniskapital­geber im Brennpunkt der IT-­Industrie. Horowitz erklärt, wie eine Führungskraft mit schwierigen Situationen umgehen sollte, um aus einem Start-­up ein erfolgreiches Unternehmen zu machen. Dabei gibt er praktisch umsetzbare Ratschläge für die schwierigen und unangenehmen Situationen im Leben eines Managers, die er mit eigenen Erfahrungen untermauert. Ein Buch aus . . .

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Many people talk about how great it is to start a business, but 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, from cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in. This book is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures.

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