The hard thing about good books that they are hard to follow but this book is an easy read on hard things.
I liked the writing style and you feel automatically connected. This book prepares you for the real business scenarios and gives you opportunity to think like a CEO. Also you connect emotionally as writer has very well explained the pain and struggle of a CEO.
The life of a CEO is all about struggle and struggle has no mercy.
Overall this is a good book and I would recommend to any one from the business / startup world.
Whatever his corporate/technology skills, Ben is no Gladwell or Moore. Expect no epiphanies here. The book is an endless recital of Ben's life and corporate experiences, written in an insipid humble-bragging style, with no insights that cannot be found in a dot com trade journal. You will do better to find a book with a little more substance.
A great book, very different from similar books dealing with the subject of running companies as a CEO, taking decisions, executing.... A must read for anyone wanting to step into the Hot Seat of a CEO! Horowitz has told it all.
This is a good book that every founder should read. This book lets every founder know that what he or she is going through is not something unique; it is common in the start up world. So endure it and give your best.
Its a good book but let me set the expectation right: most of the book is geared towards managers/executives or people who are gearing towards becoming a CEO/manager and for that it is a greatread. There is a lot of great information on what a leader should do in certain circumstances and that is the primary aim of the book.
If you're getting started with entrepreneurship or you have a small startup, this might not be that useful, you might want to take this up at a later stage. Overall, not a bad read.