High Growth Handbook

A book on scaling a startup into a global brand by Elad Gil

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Tech executive/angel investor Elad Gil has worked w/ high growth tech companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Google, Instacart, Stripe, and Square as they've grown from small companies into global brands. A set of common patterns has evolved into a repeatable playbook that Gil has codified in High Growth Handbook. Published and designed by Stripe Press.

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Elad Gil
Elad GilMaker@eladgil1
This is hands down the best (and only) book I have ever published! JK. Let me know if you have any feedback or questions!
Ted Blosser
Ted BlosserHiring@ted_blosser · Founder, WorkRamp
@eladgil1 congrats!! Can't wait to read it.
Elad Gil
Elad GilMaker@eladgil1
@ted_blosser thanks! I hope you enjoy it!
Brianna Wolfson
Brianna WolfsonMaker@brianna_wolfson
Hiya, Product Hunt - We're super excited to bring The High Growth Handbook to life and launch. We've got the Stripe Press team here ready to answer any questions you might have about Elad's book or Stripe Press, more broadly. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Geoffrey Keating
Geoffrey Keating@geoffreykeating · Senior Editor, Intercom
This looks so good - kudos to Elad and all the Stripe Team. Can't wait to read 😍
Elad Gil
Elad GilMaker@eladgil1
@geoffreykeating thanks a ton!
Jack Smith
Jack SmithPro@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
What were the main challenges in publishing this first book?
Brianna Wolfson
Brianna WolfsonMaker@brianna_wolfson
@_jacksmith The nuances of supply chain, distribution, and logistics were (mostly) brand new to us! I have a whole new respect for companies that sell and distribute physical good and for platforms like Shopify that help enable that!
brryant
brryant@bryantchou · co-founder, webflow
How is this book different than other books on company growth, leadership, tactics?
Elad Gil
Elad GilMaker@eladgil1
@bryantchou @justinkan has a good summary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinkan/st... The main differences are: 1. It is tactical specific advice versus theoretical. 2. There is a lot covered. Rather than take 1 concept and write 200 pages, it is broken down into different parts of scaling a business. 3. Interviews. There are 14 interviews broken up into the chapters to give the practitioners perspective on the topic. 4. Reading style. It is not meant to be read end to end. Rather, it is worth skipping over to parts of interest. So it is meant to be more of a reference guide then anything else. Thanks a ton!