Many people talk about how great it is to start a business but very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day sharing the insights he's gained developing managing selling buying investing in and supervising technology companies. A lifelong rap fanatic he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs telling 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. This book is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures.


  • Audio CD – 1 pages
  • Publisher – HarperCollins
  • Publishers and Blackstone Audio; Unabridged edition (March 4 2014)
  • Language – English

About The Author

Ben Horowitz is the cofounder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs building the next generation of leading technology companies. The firms investments include Airbnb GitHub Facebook Pinterest and Twitter. Previously Horowitz was cofounder and CEO of Opsware formerly Loudcloud which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion in 2007.

Horowitz writes about his experiences and insights from his career as a computer science student software engineer cofounder CEO and investor in a blog that is read by nearly ten million people. He has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal New York Times New Yorker Fortune Economist and Bloomberg Businessweek among others. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife Felicia.

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