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    DescriptionNow available in paperback--with a new preface and interview with Jessica Livingston about Y Combinator! Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company. Where did they get the ideas that made them rich? How did they convince investors to back them? What went wrong, and how did they recover? Nearly all technical people have thought of one day starting or working for a startup. For them, this book is the closest you can come to being a fly on the wall at a successful startup, to learn how it's done. But ultimately these interviews are required reading for anyone who wants to understand business, because startups are business reduced to its essence. The reason their founders become rich is that startups do what businesses do--create value--more intensively than almost any other part of the economy. How? What are the secrets that make successful startups so insanely productive? Read this book, and let the founders themselves tell you.


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    Title
    Founders at Work
    Subtitle
    Stories of Startups' Early Days
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jessica Livingston
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 488
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 630 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781430210788
    ISBN 10: 1430210788
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    B&T General Subject: 180
    DC22: 004
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27810
    BIC subject category V2: UB
    Ingram Subject Code: BS
    Libri: I-BS
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM051230, BUS070030
    DC22: 338.040973
    BISAC V2.8: BUS025000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 338/.040973
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: HD62.5 .L59 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: 2008036219
    Thema V1.0: UB, UM
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    aPress
    Imprint name
    aPress
    Publication date
    01 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Berkley
    Author Information
    Jessica Livingston is a founding partner at Y Combinator, a seed-stage venture firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Mountain View, California. She was previously vice president of marketing at investment bank Adams Harkness. In addition to her work with startups at Y Combinator, she organizes Startup School (www.StartupSchool.org). She has a bachelor's degree in English from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
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