Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook
What avoidable problem destroys more young startups than any other?
Why is it a mistake to ask for introductions to investors?
When do you play the CEO card?
Should you sell out?
Author and four-time founder/CEO Dan Shapiro tells the stories of dozens of startups whose companies lived and died by the advice in these pages. From inception to destruction and triumph to des
Fortunately Shapiro writes a very coherent book about the duties, responsibilities, difficulties, and life cycle of a startup CEO. I highly rate Hot Seat for three main reasons:
- Readability: The language was very concise and footnotes included tidbits of humor making it an enjoyable read. Chapters are very short and well divided to keep ideas clear.
- Specific with many examples: The author is ...more
◆ Chúng ta nên làm gì là tốt nhất?
◆ Chúng ta nên tập trung vào điều gì?
◆ Người nào làm việc gì mới phù hợp?
◆ Tôi có thật sự là CEO không?
Dan covered a whole range of topics very succinctly, and in easy-to-follow language. When and how to raise funds. What all those terms mean. Who should (and should not!) be on your board, and why. How to allocate shares and ownership between co-founders. Where to incorporate your company (Dan has strong opinions on this!). How to create (and then also maintain) company cul ...more
Comprehensive book for a startup that's looking for co-founders and funding.
Applicable to software startups.
Not applicable to product startups.
If you're a founding company and want to be a solopreneur like Gary Erickson (Clif Bar) and Sara Blakely (SpanX) then this book isn't for you. It doesn't talk about the biggest pain point products face - customer acquisition, which in the beginning is the CEO's job to facilitate. ...more