The Hard Things About Hard Things
Ben Horowitz is one of the founding partners of Andreesen Horowitz, the $4bn VC firm based in San Francisco. This book isn’t your traditional, how-to founder advice. He tackles the real problems and challenges entrepreneurs face. Where he separates himself is in his advice around how to control your own psychology and demons as a CEO and founder. These are real problems that every CEO and leader faces, as sometimes they are their own worst enemies.
“Ben’s advice has been invaluable to me over the past few years. He is forthright and direct, acknowledging, for example, that the job of leading can be impossibly lonely, while eloquently providing no-nonsense guidance for managing teams through good times and bad times. Stripping away the veneer of management-speak, Ben’s writing carries the authority of somebody who has been through all of this. The results are simple, thorough, and compelling.”
Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter