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Summary List Placement”Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies” by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh

Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh’s “Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies” is a must-read for founders looking to start and scale their business the most successful way possible.

The book answers the question every founder has about how to make a startup into a global giant. Hoffman and Yeh’s answer is “blitzscaling: a set of techniques for scaling up at a dizzying pace that blows competitors out of the water.”

Hoffman got his start in Silicon Valley as the COO of PayPal, then later cofounded LinkedIn. He is also a successful angel investor, who was one of the first investors in Facebook alongside Peter Thiel and is currently a partner at VC firm Greylock Partners.

Yeh has mentored hundreds startups through his firm Wasabi Ventures and Blitzscaling Ventures – the firm he named after his book with Hoffman. He also teaches at Stanford.

“The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers” by Ben Horowitz

Andreessen Horowitz cofounder Ben Horowitz is known in the industry for his wise words of wisdom stemming from his blog.

But his full-length book “The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers” is a go-to for entrepreneurs and VCs. Horowitz’ book gives practical advice on building a startup to dealing with struggles a leader may face — sometimes delivered along with some of his favorite rap lyrics.

Having been involved with his firm’s enormous success in investments like Facebook, Lyft and Okta, Horowitz relays his career highs and lows.

More recently, he published “What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture.”

“Women Who Venture” by Renata George

Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Renata George’s book “Women Who Venture” profiles 99 women VCs who have had to navigate a male-dominated industry in order to achieve success.

George interviewed hundreds of women for the book, from some of the first female investors to newer ones at top VC firms. From lessons learned in the industry that have shaped their careers to advice on up-and-coming investors, “Women Who Venture” gives readers a real glance into what being a woman in the VC industry is truly like.

George has also written “VENTURE CAPITAL MINDSET: Become the candidate that every venture capital firm would like to hire” based on her …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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