Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days

By | February 28, 2018
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days Author Jessica Livingston
ISBN-10 1430210788
ISBN-13 9781430210788
Year 2008-09-18
Pages 488
Language English
Publisher Apress
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Now available in paperbackwith a new preface and interview with Jessica Livingston about Y Combinator 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 docreate valuemore 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

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