Thursday, March 22, 2007

Recommended reading: Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

 This is an outstanding and exceptionally timely book -- highly recommended.

Two types of people should read the book ASAP -- people who:

1. Are thinking about creating a start-up, or working for one

2. Want to understand the real inner workings of the information technology business -- hardware, software, VC, etc.

I've had the distinct privilege of working with many of the people interviewed for or mentioned in the book, and I now have a fuller appreciation for what they were able to accomplish -- in many cases against all odds.

The book is especially timely in these days of "Web 2.0," bubble v2, etc. -- as the hype-to-reality index goes off the scale once again, "Founders at Work" includes many insights about why it's only a matter of time until the next "correction" kicks in.

Check the author's site for more details and then come back and follow this Amazon link to purchase the book -- I'm still trying to earn enough via Amazon Associates to actually pay for a book :)...

p.s. thanks to JJ Allaire, who referenced the book on his blog (and should have a chapter in the book!).

Link to Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days: Books: Jessica Livingston

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