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The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Essential advice on building and running a startup

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The Messy Middle

A book about building products, by Scott Belsky

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inDispute

Become a master of constructing any type of conversation

Important conversation, complicated negotiations, confusing correspondence in a messenger — it is better to prepare for such things in advance. It is for this purpose that inDispute is created, together with it, it is easier to make a good impression, use an argument appropriately or react quickly to an intrigue.

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Measure What Matters

How Google, Bono & The Gates Foundation rock the world

Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth—and how it can help any organization thrive.

WIRED
Venture capitalist John Doerr is best known for being an early backer of Google and Amazon, among many other companies. Doerr, chair of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, has authored "Measure What Matters," in which he details a management philosophy around setting and achieving audacious goals.
Harvard Business Review
Executive Summary John Doerr, the venture capitalist who's funded companies including Google, Intuit, and Amazon, describes a system he calls "Objectives and Key Results," or OKR, the subject of his new book. He learned it from Intel CEO Andy Grove in the 1970s, and has taught it to hundreds of organizations since then.
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What book do you most often give as a gift? 📖💝

Alex DejeuFounder at Do Good Technology
Zero to One - Notes on startups, or how to build the future
"Great book and a must read for the entrepreneurs and startup folks"
How to Win Friends and Influence People - A must read every 6 months for the rest of your life
"Dad gave to me as a gift when I was a teenager and it probably changed my life."
Sapiens - A brief history of humankind
"One of the most eye opening books I've ever read. The author writes in a way that his straightforward and scientific approach to politics, … See more

What's the best book to get a non-technical co-founder to read?

MickFounder of SongBox.Rocks
The Hard Thing About Hard Things - Essential advice on building and running a startup
"This should give him a pretty good idea of what working on a startup means."

What audiobook do you recommend to someone new to audiobooks?

Ali R. TariqProduct Designer, Axonify
The Hard Thing About Hard Things - Essential advice on building and running a startup
"I listened to this one instead of read it. Found it really well done in audio format."
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions - If you're curious then you'll like this easy read.
"This is narrated fantastically by the great Wil Wheaton. Every factoid is delicious."

What're your favorite ebooks?

Armand JayFounder at Artwxrk.com & Student at CSU
Welcome To Your Independence - The handbook on turning freelance
"Beautiful design, actually useful content. Great way to get started as a freelancer."
Zero to One - Notes on startups, or how to build the future
"Best book on startups that will really make you think 🤔"
The Hard Thing About Hard Things - Essential advice on building and running a startup
"I heard this an audiobook initially. Totally going to re-read it before Ben Horowitz publishes his book on culture. Highly recommended alon… See more
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