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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

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*Starred Review* It’s fairly evident that this is a collection of blogs, loosely strung together, united in
their varied perspectives on start-ups, CEO-dom, and business in general. Though Horowitz is a cofounder of Andreessen
Horowitz and his credentials reside mainly in Silicon Valley, he’s imparted some valuable insight on hard lessons
learned that apply to any manager, whether in the executive suite or not. As with most experiential books, it is all
about him—but it’s written in such an engaging and universally acceptable manner that no one could object. Leave aside
his background, for the moment. Who would realize, for instance, that executives worry about things like initiating
layoffs, hiring the right people, training, and minimizing politics, among others? It’s a refreshingly honest take, and
his colorful (and, yes, profanity-laced) language breaks down any other misperceptions about the role and the person.
Plus, his imagination is compelling, such as the comparisons between peacetime and wartime CEOs: Peacetime CEO always
has a contingency plan. Wartime CEO knows that sometimes you gotta roll a hard six. After all, the success equation is
easy: the hard thing is getting it done. --Barbara Jacobs

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“More than any other business book released this year, “Hard Things” gives an insider’s perspective on what
it’s like to lead and scale a startup.” (--Business Insider's Best Business Books of 2014)

“This is easily one of the essential books every business leader should read if they’re looking for proven and honest
management advice.” (--Entrepreneur's 25 Amazing Business Books from 2014)

“The most valuable book on startup management hands down” (PandoDaily)

“There is more than enough substance in Mr. Horowitz’s impressive tome to turn it into a leadership classic.” (The
Economist)

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