From profiles and interviews with the world´s leading venture capitalists and high-profile coaches of business founders, A Dozen Lessons distills a set of bedrock methods for approaching business questions and creating value. With insight and verve, Griffin argues that venture capital is, at a fundamental level, a service business that depends hugely on ´´human factors.´´ Griffin suggests that, among a number of common features, these investors succeeded because of their sense of hustle, keen judgment, hard work, and good luck. But most of all, they share a deep love of building businesses that goes beyond financial considerations.
Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley´s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn´t cover, based on his popular ben´s blog. While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, 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, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in. Filled with his trademark humor and straight talk, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz´s personal and often humbling experiences.
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS Yuval Noah Harari returns in August 2018 with a new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. In bringing his focus to the here and now, Harari will help us to grapple with a world that is increasingly hard to comprehend, encouraging us to focus our minds on the essential questions we should be asking ourselves today. Employing his trademark entertaining and lucid style, Harari will examine some of the world´s most urgent issues, including terrorism, fake news and immigration, as well as turning to more individual concerns, from resilience and humility to meditation.
Refreshed, updated, and expanded. Do More Faster provides time-tested advice, tips, and experiences by founders and mentors of Techstars to help entrepreneurs succeed! David Cohen and Brad Feld, leading advocates for entrepreneurs and startups, team up to provide first-time entrepreneurs with the tools, insights, and experiences to help them do more faster. The authors share their decades of experience working with thousands of startup founders and have enlisted the advice of dozens of Techstars startup founders and mentors. Contributors include Tim Ferriss, Eric Ries, Matt Mullenweg (WordPress), Isaac Saldana (SendGrid), and other successful entrepreneurs. Co-founders of Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, Cohen and Feld recognize the daunting task of creating a sustainable business and have seen first-hand the common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make over and over. The authors take the complexity and uncertainty of starting a business and distill the critical factors into seven themes: Ideas and Vision, People, Working Effectively, Product, Fundraising, Legal and Structure, and Work and Life Harmony. They share their hard-won successes, failures, and advice for anyone with an idea who wants to create a business. Throughout the book crucial questions are raised and addressed from multiple perspectives. How important is it to have an original idea? How is founder conflict handled? What are the tradeoffs between bootstrapping and financing? Make-or-break decisions like company structure, hiring, and legal consequences are presented in an easy-to-understand style. Do More Faster will elevate your thinking on a range of important topics, help you avoid costly mistakes, and provide you with a resource to consult as you go from idea to successful business. If you have the drive and desire to start a business, need to create a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in your community, or want to spark greater innovation in your organization--don´t go it alone. Use the advice, tips, and tactics found throughout Do More Faster to give yourself the best chance of succeeding.
From the genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir that is as nuanced, witty, and relatable as his cult-classic songs. Ben Folds is a celebrated American singer-songwriter, beloved for songs such as ´´Brick,´´ ´´You Don´t Know Me,´´ ´´Rockin´ the Suburbs,´´ and ´´The Luckiest,´´ and is the former frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five. But Folds will be the first to tell you he´s an unconventional icon, more normcore than hardcore. Now, in his first book, Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. He opens up about finding his voice as a musician, becoming a rock antihero, and hauling a baby grand piano on and off stage for every performance. In the title chapter, ´´A Dream About Lightning Bugs,´´ Folds recalls his earliest childhood dream-and realizes how much it influenced his understanding of what it means to be an artist. In ´´Measure Twice, Cut Once´´ he learns to resist the urge to skip steps during the creative process. (´´There will be plenty of time for the limitations of the real world to impose themselves on your creation.´´) In ´´Hall Pass´´ he recounts his 1970s North Carolina working-class childhood and the race and class tensions that shaped his early songwriting, and in ´´Cheap Lessons´´ he returns to the painful life lessons he learned the hard way-but that luckily didn´t kill him. Folds also ruminates on music in the digital age, the absurdity of life on the road, and the challenges of sustaining a multidecade, multifaceted career in the music business. In his inimitable voice, both relatable and thought-provoking, Folds digs deep into the life experiences that shaped him, imparting hard-earned wisdom about both art and life. Collectively, these stories embody the message Folds has been singing about for years: Smile like you´ve got nothing to prove, because it hurts to grow up, and life flies by in seconds.
In A Champion´s Mind, the tennis great who so often exhibited visible discomfort with letting people ´´inside his head? finally opens up. An athletic prodigy, Pete resolved from his earliest playing days never to let anything get in the way of his love for the game. But while this determination led to tennis domination, success didn´t come without a price. Here for the first time Pete speaks freely about the personal trials he faced?including the death of a longtime coach and confidant?and the struggles he gutted his way through while being seemingly on top of the world. Among the book´s most riveting scenes are the devastating early loss that led Pete to make a monastic commitment to the game; fierce on-court battles with Andre Agassi; and the triumphant last match of Pete´s career at the finals of the 2002 U.S. Open. ´´A thoroughly compelling read that really probes the hard drive of a champion...All the emotion and insight that Sampras seemes reluctant to express during his playing days come spilling forth.´´ ?Jon Wertheim, senior writer, Sports Illustrated
Die wichtigsten Gitarren-Spieltechniken aus Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Nu Rock und Nu Metal. Modern Rock Styles ist ein Spielbuch mit 10 kompletten Songs, Vorübungen und einer MP3 CD. Wir orientieren uns dabei an den Spieltechniken der Gitarristen von Bands wie Slipknot, Korn, Metallica, Nickelback und vielen anderen. Auch Fans des Vintage Rock im Stile von Black Sabbath, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple oder Guns n´Roses kommen auf ihre Kosten.