“Exploring the intersection of technology, strategy, investment and social innovation…”

{Book Review} Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days

by Randall on May 9, 2007 · 0 comments

Posted in: Books

Founders at Work

Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston

Published by Apress
WorldCatLibraryThingGoogle BooksBookFinder

The power of this book comes from the breadth of founders (more than 30) interviewed by Jessica Livingston whose startup success ranges from hardware, software and the web with examples from the 1980′s right up to this decade. Although, by celebrating primarily technical founders, it perhaps downplays some of the financial aspects of business growth, it is a powerful read. And, to be honest, the role of the technology based founder, which is the backbone of the Silicon Valley model needs to be better understood and celebrated. Most of the founders are forthright, with just a few exceptions, about the U turns and even failures that led to their ultimate success. All in all, a must read for any budding startup entrepreneurs.

About Randall

Randall Howard is a serial entrepreneur and long term technologist with a passion for social innovation.

View all posts by

Previous post:

Next post: