Jessica Livingston

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days

Notify me when the book’s added
To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. How do I upload a book?
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company.

Where did they get the ideas that made them rich? How did they convince investors to back them? What went wrong, and how did they recover?

Nearly all technical people have thought of one day starting or working for a startup. For them, this book is the closest you can come to being a fly on the wall at a successful startup, to learn how it's done.

But ultimately these interviews are required reading for anyone who wants to understand business, because startups are business reduced to its essence. The reason their founders become rich is that startups do what businesses do―create value―more intensively than almost any other part of the economy. How? What are the secrets that make successful startups so insanely productive? Read this book, and let the founders themselves tell you.
This book is currently unavailable
860 printed pages


    Станислав Овсянкинshared an impressionlast year

    Alexandr Kimshared an impression5 years ago


    Konstantin Savenkovhas quoted5 years ago
    So many companies at the time took their consumer Internet thing and made it an enterprise Internet thing and then died anyway.
    Konstantin Savenkovhas quoted5 years ago
    I’ve come to realize over the years that companies are just the people that make them up.
    Konstantin Savenkovhas quoted5 years ago
    Everyone heard
    “Internet,” but then they went and signed up for AOL because it was the easiest way to get online. Although we thought it was crazy, AOL’s walled garden was bigger than the Internet for a handful of months there, which made our strategy impossible.

On the bookshelves

    Hasyemi Rafsanjani Asyari
    Startup Universe
    • 18
    • 145
    Business and Start Up
    • 36
    • 10
    Carlita Torrez M
    • 14
    • 2
    Heri Heryadi
    Startup Books
    • 7
    • 1
    • 5
    • 1
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)