Pinky dreams and achieving your dream in starting a business to become millionaire or billionaire. Of course, all these dreams come when you read some successful businessmen stories or watching any movie about these kind of stories. It is nice feeling that makes us comfortable and we want to start business as soon as possible. The idea popup and calling friends and loved once about the great idea of making business and the great opportunities that are waiting for us! Oh, that very cool…..
You did not hear all the story yet!! You do not know that, you will work hard day and night… you will lose friends, family members relationships…. and a lot a lot of money. They did not tell you the dark side of the story.
This book will tell you, all the miserable and worst nightmares that you will face in your business. Yes, he is very honest – I mean the writer. But be brave and strong… do not give up.
Key points of the book:
Don’t convey only optimism; be honest about threats to the company.
Don’t be scared of introducing firm procedures into your operation if they will make your business more effective. Bigger teams need robust processes. Minimise politics about promotion and individual domains with well-designed processes you can refer back to.
Horowitz sweeps aside any mirage that scaling up companies is easy, and he does it with honesty and simplicity that helps people be more open to discussing the very real challenges they have. If he can talk openly about ‘The Struggle’, as he refers to it, then we all can.
Selling a company at the right time based on a sound view of market dynamics isn’t something leaders should feel the need to justify. It’s part of the job.
As a leader, building a robust senior leadership team that can genuinely challenge you and mould better decision making is key.
Don’t quit. Ever.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz
In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, buying, managing, and investing in technology companies to offer essential advice and practical wisdom for navigating the toughest problems business schools don’t cover. His blog has garnered a devoted following of millions of readers who have come to rely on him to help them run their businesses. A lifelong rap fan, Horowitz amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs and tells it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, from cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in.