Practical. Insightful. Honest. I was highly impressed by Ben Horowitz‘s book “The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers.” This is a must-read for anyone interested in the business world – startup or not.
Ben does an excellent job of not just describing a series of events and points of recommendation but of illustrating the emotion behind the same. He does so in a very realistic fashion, as well. Reading the book, I felt as if I was experiencing a fraction of this emotion, appreciating both elated and dark moments. With his recommendations, Ben was not afraid to show both sides of an argument. His examples were not hypothetical or academic, but built on real experience, making the read much more enjoyable.
On top of the content value, Ben is also donating 100% of the book earnings to the American Jewish World Service.
I strongly recommend this book.