Book Review: “The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building A Business When There Are No Easy Answers” By Ben Horowitz (2014, 304 Pages)
It’s hard not to see that this book is wicked smart.
His book explores how to create, develop, and manage a new business.
You can say a lot of things about a book. This one stands out for how smart it is. Furthermore, it is one of those rare management books that don’t feel like a fairytale retelling by a corporate leader or a theoretical work from a consultant.
“The Hard Thing About Hard Things” includes both real-life anecdotes and sound management advice. However, it is never meant to provide a formula for managing a business, but only the lessons that Horowitz has learnt the hard way. Most of these lessons will apply to any manager and are not only valuable for start-up founders.