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The Hard Thing About Hard Things - Book Review

Posted By Jonathan Clift on 02 January 2015

Ben Horowitz is probably best known as one of two founders of Andreessen Horowitz, a $4 billion venture capital firm formed with Marc Andreessen. With this in mind, before I began to read this great book, I was under the impression it would be heavily focussed on investment. It soon became apparent that it was so much more than that. I was blown away by some incredible stories of highs and lows along with countless pieces of high level advice, any aspiring entrepreneur, manager, executive or CEO would be foolish to ignore.

What is the book all about?

As the title suggests, the focus of this book is on the really hard stuff. It’s the stuff that most self help books don’t really want to talk about as there isn’t always a clear ‘formula’ for dealing with them. Ben doesn’t claim to offer a secret formula either. He does however take you on a journey, using his experience as the driving force to provide some incredible advice that could only be offered up by someone who has seen and lived the things he has.

It would be impossible to cram all the great advice from this book into one single post. Hopefully this covers a handful of great points that stood out for me at the time of reading.

The rest of this post is over at Plug The Void - The Hard Thing About Hard Things