The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup

The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup

Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face: should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business? More than just financial rewards are at stake. Friendships and relationships can suffer. Bad decisions at the inception of a promising ventu Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepren...

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Title:The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup
Author:Noam Wasserman
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Genres:Business
ISBN:0691149135
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:496 pages pages

The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup Reviews

  • Josh Steimle
    Jun 25, 2012

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

  • Scott Wozniak
    May 24, 2017

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

    If you are really thinking of starting a business, this book is a gold mine. As many other reviewers have said, Wasserman mostly talks about the dilemmas that many founders face and the respective outcomes of each choice under those circumstances. He does not offer any conclusive s...

    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to being a founder, this book is NOT it. The author removes the day-to-day decision making and industry-specific decisions in favor of more general, long term but high impact decisions that tend to be neglected. This makes the book sound bla...

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    Absolutely deserved the 5 star rating. This book delves into three chapters where it begins with Founding Team Dilemmas (should you found alone, equity splits, etc.) and ends with Hires and Investors (Which hires to get onboard and which investor would best suit your goals). This is a ...

    A book which answers very well some questions entrepreneurs may have at the beginning of their journey. It is great to read it then to better understand the consequences of some early decisions on the later stages of a business. I liked the examples backing up suggested resolutions...

    This is one great book that I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of starting a venture or getting into a partnership to launch something. A big percentage why most companies or ventures fail is due to people issues according to Noam Wasserman, this book prepares you with the...

    An interesting book to induce thinking about founding a company. The quantitative analysis is interesting and quite to the point. It becomes tedious to read after some point, but the book is short enough to complete before getting to dull with quant talks. I appreciate and recomm...

    Noam is the expert when it comes to founders and what makes them successful (or not). He is a pioneer in identifying the dilemmas that founders encounter and his writing is a "how to" for anyone considering founding or who has already founded a business. I've never met a founder who co...

    This is a good book for founders of tech or life science companies who are planning to use investor funding. Yes, that's pretty specific. And if that's not you, probably not worth your time. But if it is you there is a wealth of case studies and principles to help you decide how to all...

  • Atila Iamarino
    May 21, 2017

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

  • Luke Kanies
    Apr 10, 2012

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

  • Herve
    Dec 12, 2013

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

  • Shannon
    Mar 23, 2012

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

  • Brad Feld
    May 06, 2012

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

  • Pavel
    Jul 29, 2012

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

  • Carlos
    Sep 10, 2012

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

  • Tigran Mamikonian
    Feb 10, 2015

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

  • Kenneth Kinyanjui
    Aug 05, 2018

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

    If you are really thinking of starting a business, this book is a gold mine. As many other reviewers have said, Wasserman mostly talks about the dilemmas that many founders face and the respective outcomes of each choice under those circumstances. He does not offer any conclusive s...

    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to being a founder, this book is NOT it. The author removes the day-to-day decision making and industry-specific decisions in favor of more general, long term but high impact decisions that tend to be neglected. This makes the book sound bla...

    ?? ??? ??????, ??? ??????? ???????? ???????????. ?????? ?????????: ?????????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ? ?????????, ??? ??????? ????? ??????????? ? ???????? ??...

    Absolutely deserved the 5 star rating. This book delves into three chapters where it begins with Founding Team Dilemmas (should you found alone, equity splits, etc.) and ends with Hires and Investors (Which hires to get onboard and which investor would best suit your goals). This is a ...

    A book which answers very well some questions entrepreneurs may have at the beginning of their journey. It is great to read it then to better understand the consequences of some early decisions on the later stages of a business. I liked the examples backing up suggested resolutions...

    This is one great book that I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of starting a venture or getting into a partnership to launch something. A big percentage why most companies or ventures fail is due to people issues according to Noam Wasserman, this book prepares you with the...

  • Athan Tolis
    Nov 09, 2016

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

  • Muthu Arumugam
    Aug 27, 2017

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

    If you are really thinking of starting a business, this book is a gold mine. As many other reviewers have said, Wasserman mostly talks about the dilemmas that many founders face and the respective outcomes of each choice under those circumstances. He does not offer any conclusive s...

    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to being a founder, this book is NOT it. The author removes the day-to-day decision making and industry-specific decisions in favor of more general, long term but high impact decisions that tend to be neglected. This makes the book sound bla...

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    Absolutely deserved the 5 star rating. This book delves into three chapters where it begins with Founding Team Dilemmas (should you found alone, equity splits, etc.) and ends with Hires and Investors (Which hires to get onboard and which investor would best suit your goals). This is a ...

    A book which answers very well some questions entrepreneurs may have at the beginning of their journey. It is great to read it then to better understand the consequences of some early decisions on the later stages of a business. I liked the examples backing up suggested resolutions...

    This is one great book that I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of starting a venture or getting into a partnership to launch something. A big percentage why most companies or ventures fail is due to people issues according to Noam Wasserman, this book prepares you with the...

    An interesting book to induce thinking about founding a company. The quantitative analysis is interesting and quite to the point. It becomes tedious to read after some point, but the book is short enough to complete before getting to dull with quant talks. I appreciate and recomm...

    Noam is the expert when it comes to founders and what makes them successful (or not). He is a pioneer in identifying the dilemmas that founders encounter and his writing is a "how to" for anyone considering founding or who has already founded a business. I've never met a founder who co...

    This is a good book for founders of tech or life science companies who are planning to use investor funding. Yes, that's pretty specific. And if that's not you, probably not worth your time. But if it is you there is a wealth of case studies and principles to help you decide how to all...

    I think this would be a good book for someone who is considering starting a company. It will force you to think about a lot of issues that will inevitably come up. However, I did most things "right" during start-up (according to the book), but some of the issues I've encountered in the...

    Good but unnecessarily stretched The good: +must read for newbie entrepreneurs + good insights from real companies The bad: -unnecessarily long, and keeps repeating. -boring, because it repeats itself. It should have focused on the stories of the companies. - keeps digressi...

    It?s a must read for anyone working on startups where they are either founders or close to founders circle. It gives some facts about different issues you can anticipate so that either you resolve or anticipate. There is no right or wrong. It gets you to the node of resolving before ...

  • Filothea
    Sep 08, 2017

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

    If you are really thinking of starting a business, this book is a gold mine. As many other reviewers have said, Wasserman mostly talks about the dilemmas that many founders face and the respective outcomes of each choice under those circumstances. He does not offer any conclusive s...

    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to being a founder, this book is NOT it. The author removes the day-to-day decision making and industry-specific decisions in favor of more general, long term but high impact decisions that tend to be neglected. This makes the book sound bla...

    ?? ??? ??????, ??? ??????? ???????? ???????????. ?????? ?????????: ?????????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ? ?????????, ??? ??????? ????? ??????????? ? ???????? ??...

    Absolutely deserved the 5 star rating. This book delves into three chapters where it begins with Founding Team Dilemmas (should you found alone, equity splits, etc.) and ends with Hires and Investors (Which hires to get onboard and which investor would best suit your goals). This is a ...

    A book which answers very well some questions entrepreneurs may have at the beginning of their journey. It is great to read it then to better understand the consequences of some early decisions on the later stages of a business. I liked the examples backing up suggested resolutions...

  • Mihai Cozma
    Feb 17, 2017

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

  • Sinan Hanay
    Jul 21, 2018

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

    If you are really thinking of starting a business, this book is a gold mine. As many other reviewers have said, Wasserman mostly talks about the dilemmas that many founders face and the respective outcomes of each choice under those circumstances. He does not offer any conclusive s...

    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to being a founder, this book is NOT it. The author removes the day-to-day decision making and industry-specific decisions in favor of more general, long term but high impact decisions that tend to be neglected. This makes the book sound bla...

    ?? ??? ??????, ??? ??????? ???????? ???????????. ?????? ?????????: ?????????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ? ?????????, ??? ??????? ????? ??????????? ? ???????? ??...

    Absolutely deserved the 5 star rating. This book delves into three chapters where it begins with Founding Team Dilemmas (should you found alone, equity splits, etc.) and ends with Hires and Investors (Which hires to get onboard and which investor would best suit your goals). This is a ...

    A book which answers very well some questions entrepreneurs may have at the beginning of their journey. It is great to read it then to better understand the consequences of some early decisions on the later stages of a business. I liked the examples backing up suggested resolutions...

    This is one great book that I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of starting a venture or getting into a partnership to launch something. A big percentage why most companies or ventures fail is due to people issues according to Noam Wasserman, this book prepares you with the...

    An interesting book to induce thinking about founding a company. The quantitative analysis is interesting and quite to the point. It becomes tedious to read after some point, but the book is short enough to complete before getting to dull with quant talks. I appreciate and recomm...

    Noam is the expert when it comes to founders and what makes them successful (or not). He is a pioneer in identifying the dilemmas that founders encounter and his writing is a "how to" for anyone considering founding or who has already founded a business. I've never met a founder who co...

    This is a good book for founders of tech or life science companies who are planning to use investor funding. Yes, that's pretty specific. And if that's not you, probably not worth your time. But if it is you there is a wealth of case studies and principles to help you decide how to all...

    I think this would be a good book for someone who is considering starting a company. It will force you to think about a lot of issues that will inevitably come up. However, I did most things "right" during start-up (according to the book), but some of the issues I've encountered in the...

    Good but unnecessarily stretched The good: +must read for newbie entrepreneurs + good insights from real companies The bad: -unnecessarily long, and keeps repeating. -boring, because it repeats itself. It should have focused on the stories of the companies. - keeps digressi...

  • Maisha Hoye
    Mar 13, 2017

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

  • Cole Simmons
    Jul 28, 2016

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

  • Popoy Mindalano
    Mar 06, 2018

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

  • Lee Pei Yit
    Sep 12, 2017

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

    If you are really thinking of starting a business, this book is a gold mine. As many other reviewers have said, Wasserman mostly talks about the dilemmas that many founders face and the respective outcomes of each choice under those circumstances. He does not offer any conclusive s...

    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to being a founder, this book is NOT it. The author removes the day-to-day decision making and industry-specific decisions in favor of more general, long term but high impact decisions that tend to be neglected. This makes the book sound bla...

  • Shawn
    Sep 03, 2017

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

    If you are really thinking of starting a business, this book is a gold mine. As many other reviewers have said, Wasserman mostly talks about the dilemmas that many founders face and the respective outcomes of each choice under those circumstances. He does not offer any conclusive s...

    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to being a founder, this book is NOT it. The author removes the day-to-day decision making and industry-specific decisions in favor of more general, long term but high impact decisions that tend to be neglected. This makes the book sound bla...

    ?? ??? ??????, ??? ??????? ???????? ???????????. ?????? ?????????: ?????????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ? ?????????, ??? ??????? ????? ??????????? ? ???????? ??...

    Absolutely deserved the 5 star rating. This book delves into three chapters where it begins with Founding Team Dilemmas (should you found alone, equity splits, etc.) and ends with Hires and Investors (Which hires to get onboard and which investor would best suit your goals). This is a ...

    A book which answers very well some questions entrepreneurs may have at the beginning of their journey. It is great to read it then to better understand the consequences of some early decisions on the later stages of a business. I liked the examples backing up suggested resolutions...

    This is one great book that I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of starting a venture or getting into a partnership to launch something. A big percentage why most companies or ventures fail is due to people issues according to Noam Wasserman, this book prepares you with the...

    An interesting book to induce thinking about founding a company. The quantitative analysis is interesting and quite to the point. It becomes tedious to read after some point, but the book is short enough to complete before getting to dull with quant talks. I appreciate and recomm...

    Noam is the expert when it comes to founders and what makes them successful (or not). He is a pioneer in identifying the dilemmas that founders encounter and his writing is a "how to" for anyone considering founding or who has already founded a business. I've never met a founder who co...

    This is a good book for founders of tech or life science companies who are planning to use investor funding. Yes, that's pretty specific. And if that's not you, probably not worth your time. But if it is you there is a wealth of case studies and principles to help you decide how to all...

    I think this would be a good book for someone who is considering starting a company. It will force you to think about a lot of issues that will inevitably come up. However, I did most things "right" during start-up (according to the book), but some of the issues I've encountered in the...

    Good but unnecessarily stretched The good: +must read for newbie entrepreneurs + good insights from real companies The bad: -unnecessarily long, and keeps repeating. -boring, because it repeats itself. It should have focused on the stories of the companies. - keeps digressi...

    It?s a must read for anyone working on startups where they are either founders or close to founders circle. It gives some facts about different issues you can anticipate so that either you resolve or anticipate. There is no right or wrong. It gets you to the node of resolving before ...

    Very good book. Quite academic in structure and content so be sure to concentrate well on each concept to gain maximum value -- parsing each sentence carefully and grasping the implications in multiple contexts may take time / digestion, especially for those not themselves serial entre...

  • Eric
    Jun 24, 2017

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

    If you are really thinking of starting a business, this book is a gold mine. As many other reviewers have said, Wasserman mostly talks about the dilemmas that many founders face and the respective outcomes of each choice under those circumstances. He does not offer any conclusive s...

    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to being a founder, this book is NOT it. The author removes the day-to-day decision making and industry-specific decisions in favor of more general, long term but high impact decisions that tend to be neglected. This makes the book sound bla...

    ?? ??? ??????, ??? ??????? ???????? ???????????. ?????? ?????????: ?????????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ? ?????????, ??? ??????? ????? ??????????? ? ???????? ??...

    Absolutely deserved the 5 star rating. This book delves into three chapters where it begins with Founding Team Dilemmas (should you found alone, equity splits, etc.) and ends with Hires and Investors (Which hires to get onboard and which investor would best suit your goals). This is a ...

    A book which answers very well some questions entrepreneurs may have at the beginning of their journey. It is great to read it then to better understand the consequences of some early decisions on the later stages of a business. I liked the examples backing up suggested resolutions...

    This is one great book that I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of starting a venture or getting into a partnership to launch something. A big percentage why most companies or ventures fail is due to people issues according to Noam Wasserman, this book prepares you with the...

    An interesting book to induce thinking about founding a company. The quantitative analysis is interesting and quite to the point. It becomes tedious to read after some point, but the book is short enough to complete before getting to dull with quant talks. I appreciate and recomm...

  • Calvin Yuan
    May 11, 2018

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

    If you are really thinking of starting a business, this book is a gold mine. As many other reviewers have said, Wasserman mostly talks about the dilemmas that many founders face and the respective outcomes of each choice under those circumstances. He does not offer any conclusive s...

  • Vasiliy Sikorskiy
    May 14, 2018

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

    If you are really thinking of starting a business, this book is a gold mine. As many other reviewers have said, Wasserman mostly talks about the dilemmas that many founders face and the respective outcomes of each choice under those circumstances. He does not offer any conclusive s...

    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to being a founder, this book is NOT it. The author removes the day-to-day decision making and industry-specific decisions in favor of more general, long term but high impact decisions that tend to be neglected. This makes the book sound bla...

    ?? ??? ??????, ??? ??????? ???????? ???????????. ?????? ?????????: ?????????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ? ?????????, ??? ??????? ????? ??????????? ? ???????? ??...

  • Tracy S
    Nov 16, 2017

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

    If you are really thinking of starting a business, this book is a gold mine. As many other reviewers have said, Wasserman mostly talks about the dilemmas that many founders face and the respective outcomes of each choice under those circumstances. He does not offer any conclusive s...

    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to being a founder, this book is NOT it. The author removes the day-to-day decision making and industry-specific decisions in favor of more general, long term but high impact decisions that tend to be neglected. This makes the book sound bla...

    ?? ??? ??????, ??? ??????? ???????? ???????????. ?????? ?????????: ?????????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ? ?????????, ??? ??????? ????? ??????????? ? ???????? ??...

    Absolutely deserved the 5 star rating. This book delves into three chapters where it begins with Founding Team Dilemmas (should you found alone, equity splits, etc.) and ends with Hires and Investors (Which hires to get onboard and which investor would best suit your goals). This is a ...

    A book which answers very well some questions entrepreneurs may have at the beginning of their journey. It is great to read it then to better understand the consequences of some early decisions on the later stages of a business. I liked the examples backing up suggested resolutions...

    This is one great book that I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of starting a venture or getting into a partnership to launch something. A big percentage why most companies or ventures fail is due to people issues according to Noam Wasserman, this book prepares you with the...

    An interesting book to induce thinking about founding a company. The quantitative analysis is interesting and quite to the point. It becomes tedious to read after some point, but the book is short enough to complete before getting to dull with quant talks. I appreciate and recomm...

    Noam is the expert when it comes to founders and what makes them successful (or not). He is a pioneer in identifying the dilemmas that founders encounter and his writing is a "how to" for anyone considering founding or who has already founded a business. I've never met a founder who co...

    This is a good book for founders of tech or life science companies who are planning to use investor funding. Yes, that's pretty specific. And if that's not you, probably not worth your time. But if it is you there is a wealth of case studies and principles to help you decide how to all...

    I think this would be a good book for someone who is considering starting a company. It will force you to think about a lot of issues that will inevitably come up. However, I did most things "right" during start-up (according to the book), but some of the issues I've encountered in the...

  • Oleksandr Golovatyi
    Oct 06, 2017

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

  • Vadim Sviridovich
    May 27, 2017

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

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  • Les Trachtman
    Dec 30, 2017

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

    If you are really thinking of starting a business, this book is a gold mine. As many other reviewers have said, Wasserman mostly talks about the dilemmas that many founders face and the respective outcomes of each choice under those circumstances. He does not offer any conclusive s...

    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to being a founder, this book is NOT it. The author removes the day-to-day decision making and industry-specific decisions in favor of more general, long term but high impact decisions that tend to be neglected. This makes the book sound bla...

    ?? ??? ??????, ??? ??????? ???????? ???????????. ?????? ?????????: ?????????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ? ?????????, ??? ??????? ????? ??????????? ? ???????? ??...

    Absolutely deserved the 5 star rating. This book delves into three chapters where it begins with Founding Team Dilemmas (should you found alone, equity splits, etc.) and ends with Hires and Investors (Which hires to get onboard and which investor would best suit your goals). This is a ...

    A book which answers very well some questions entrepreneurs may have at the beginning of their journey. It is great to read it then to better understand the consequences of some early decisions on the later stages of a business. I liked the examples backing up suggested resolutions...

    This is one great book that I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of starting a venture or getting into a partnership to launch something. A big percentage why most companies or ventures fail is due to people issues according to Noam Wasserman, this book prepares you with the...

    An interesting book to induce thinking about founding a company. The quantitative analysis is interesting and quite to the point. It becomes tedious to read after some point, but the book is short enough to complete before getting to dull with quant talks. I appreciate and recomm...

    Noam is the expert when it comes to founders and what makes them successful (or not). He is a pioneer in identifying the dilemmas that founders encounter and his writing is a "how to" for anyone considering founding or who has already founded a business. I've never met a founder who co...

  • Ahmed Shahrour
    Nov 04, 2017

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

    If you are really thinking of starting a business, this book is a gold mine. As many other reviewers have said, Wasserman mostly talks about the dilemmas that many founders face and the respective outcomes of each choice under those circumstances. He does not offer any conclusive s...

    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to being a founder, this book is NOT it. The author removes the day-to-day decision making and industry-specific decisions in favor of more general, long term but high impact decisions that tend to be neglected. This makes the book sound bla...

    ?? ??? ??????, ??? ??????? ???????? ???????????. ?????? ?????????: ?????????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ? ?????????, ??? ??????? ????? ??????????? ? ???????? ??...

    Absolutely deserved the 5 star rating. This book delves into three chapters where it begins with Founding Team Dilemmas (should you found alone, equity splits, etc.) and ends with Hires and Investors (Which hires to get onboard and which investor would best suit your goals). This is a ...

  • Igor
    Apr 11, 2018

    The Founder?s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur?s bookshelf. It?s excellent. I met Noam for the first time last week when I was at HBS. I was on a panel of VCs (me, Mike Maples Jr., Kate Mitchell, and David Frankel) talking to a room...

    My expectation for The Founder's Dilemmas was pretty high as a result of having just read several of Professor Wasserman's publications, including "Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures." The book explores key decisions faced by startup f...

    The Founder?s Dilemmas ? The Answer is ?It depends!? The Founder?s Dilemmas is at the same time a fascinating and frustrating book. Fascinating because it?s providing very seldom seen (and mostly unknown) data about founders and high-tech start-ups. Frustrating because i...

    Um ótimo apanhado do que startups passam nos primeiros anos. O autor trabalha em cima de um banco de dados de milhares de empreendedores e empresas entrevistados ao longo de anos, para chegar em um cenário bem explicado ao longo do livro. Quem cria uma empresa precisa se decidir desd...

    If you are thinking about founding a business, or you are a founder of a business, I highly recommend checking if your library has this book. From Harvard Business School, Wasserman has studied the social and economic dilemmas and decisions of start-up founders for 10+ years, and in th...

    Quite instructive book about different stages of startup development with plenty of examples and statistical data. The central theme of the book is so called RICH or KING dilemma. Which refers to two basic types of founders - motivated to get profit (RICH), or motivated to control a...

    ?The Founder?s Dilemmas? comes recommended by relevant authors Brad Feld, Eric Ries and my former classmate Jeff Bussgang, all of whom really know what they are talking about. It?s rigged up as a parallel structure between serious statistical research and anecdotal stories t...

    One of the best book for startup makers and persons who want to start working with startups. A lot of great examples are described in this book. For example, Twitter, FeedBurner, Odeo, Blogger and other successful startups histories. I read this book twice: in English and in Russian. ...

    ? ????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ??????-????????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????. ???????? ????????...

    I thought I would relate better to the stories but my dilemmas didn't really apply. ...

    Coming in to starting my own company, I figured there had to be right answers. A right way to do things. And if you did things just in that manner, your chances of success would be significantly higher. Boy was I wrong, and this book is what highlighted it. Compiled from the author'...

    Interesting but overrated. It is very specific to only a few startup types, it stretches statistics too much at times and, while its main idea is great and worth remembering, it could have been explained just as well in half the page number or even less. ...

    This is a great addition to data-driven literature that can truly help entrepreneurs. It covers basics every entrepreneur should be aware of, like the perils of setting things up the wrong way at the beginning. But rather than just being the pontifications of someone who has been there...

    Very good book, easy to read given the topic. Mostly based on research, and where not, is clearly stated. The book covers a lot of grounds for startups from co-fouding, to hiring first people, getting investors, and selling the company. The book goes over the decisions founders will...

    This is probably a great book for someone thinking of starting a company, but useless for someone who has. And even then, it should have had a lot more information. It presented problems, but very few useful tools for solving them. ...

    Everyone who intends to start a business undergoes a lot of confusions that sometimes hinders the progress of the intended start-up. These are called the Founder?s Dillemas and if you have already experienced it then this is the best book for you in order to deal with the inhibition ...

    If you are really thinking of starting a business, this book is a gold mine. As many other reviewers have said, Wasserman mostly talks about the dilemmas that many founders face and the respective outcomes of each choice under those circumstances. He does not offer any conclusive s...

    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to being a founder, this book is NOT it. The author removes the day-to-day decision making and industry-specific decisions in favor of more general, long term but high impact decisions that tend to be neglected. This makes the book sound bla...

    ?? ??? ??????, ??? ??????? ???????? ???????????. ?????? ?????????: ?????????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ? ?????????, ??? ??????? ????? ??????????? ? ???????? ??...

    Absolutely deserved the 5 star rating. This book delves into three chapters where it begins with Founding Team Dilemmas (should you found alone, equity splits, etc.) and ends with Hires and Investors (Which hires to get onboard and which investor would best suit your goals). This is a ...

    A book which answers very well some questions entrepreneurs may have at the beginning of their journey. It is great to read it then to better understand the consequences of some early decisions on the later stages of a business. I liked the examples backing up suggested resolutions...

    This is one great book that I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of starting a venture or getting into a partnership to launch something. A big percentage why most companies or ventures fail is due to people issues according to Noam Wasserman, this book prepares you with the...

    An interesting book to induce thinking about founding a company. The quantitative analysis is interesting and quite to the point. It becomes tedious to read after some point, but the book is short enough to complete before getting to dull with quant talks. I appreciate and recomm...

    Noam is the expert when it comes to founders and what makes them successful (or not). He is a pioneer in identifying the dilemmas that founders encounter and his writing is a "how to" for anyone considering founding or who has already founded a business. I've never met a founder who co...

    This is a good book for founders of tech or life science companies who are planning to use investor funding. Yes, that's pretty specific. And if that's not you, probably not worth your time. But if it is you there is a wealth of case studies and principles to help you decide how to all...

    I think this would be a good book for someone who is considering starting a company. It will force you to think about a lot of issues that will inevitably come up. However, I did most things "right" during start-up (according to the book), but some of the issues I've encountered in the...

    Good but unnecessarily stretched The good: +must read for newbie entrepreneurs + good insights from real companies The bad: -unnecessarily long, and keeps repeating. -boring, because it repeats itself. It should have focused on the stories of the companies. - keeps digressi...

    It?s a must read for anyone working on startups where they are either founders or close to founders circle. It gives some facts about different issues you can anticipate so that either you resolve or anticipate. There is no right or wrong. It gets you to the node of resolving before ...

    Very good book. Quite academic in structure and content so be sure to concentrate well on each concept to gain maximum value -- parsing each sentence carefully and grasping the implications in multiple contexts may take time / digestion, especially for those not themselves serial entre...

    Extremely useful book for anyone that has already become or just going to become a founder. I also liked the scientific scrupulous and unbiased style of the author. The book definitely raised a lot of thoughts about my future and current dilemmas, and provides useful insights on the ...