Managing Startups: Best Blog Posts
By Thomas Eisenmann
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: May 2013
Pages: 452

If you want salient advice about your startup, you’ve hit the jackpot with this book. Harvard Business School Professor Tom Eisenmann annually compiles the best posts from many blogs on technology startup management, primarily for the benefit of his students. This book makes his latest collection available to the broader entrepreneur community.

You’ll find 72 posts from successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, such as Fred Wilson, Steve Blank, Ash Maurya, Joel Spolsky, and Ben Yoskovitz. They cover a wide range of topics essential to your startup’s success, including:

  • Management tasks: Engineering, product management, marketing, sales, and business development
  • Organizational issues: Cofounder tensions, recruiting, and career planning
  • Funding: The latest developments in capital markets that affect startups

Divided into 13 areas of focus, the book’s contributors explore the metrics you need to run your startup, discuss lean prototyping techniques for hardware, identify costly outsourcing mistakes, provide practical tips on user acquisition, offer branding guidelines, and explain how a choir of angel investors often will sing different parts. And that’s just for starters.

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When will the 2014 be published?

By Startup Reader

from Seattle, WA

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Terrific insights from thought leaders in the startup world. Look forward to reading Eisenmann's next book of 2014 selections.


Entrepreneur at heart quick-start guide

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Comments about oreilly Managing Startups: Best Blog Posts:

The author Tom Eisenmann is an Harvard Business School professor who studies entrepreneurship. His book is a collection of best blog posts on entrepreneurship as the title mentioned. As writer Tom organized those blogs by topic. The topics covered by this book are wide ranging from how to make a prototype to recruitment techniques and finally get funded by a angel investor or a venture capitalist. All the book is not written in an unique style because it's a collection of personal thoughts and experiences from various founders. Some of the advices in the book are lessons learned the hard way and share so that you can take care of it during your startup endeavour. If you are entrepreneur at heart go through this book it should give you a good insight of difficulty we should encounter when trying to create a startup. You can go directly to a topic you are interested in or read all the book

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Perfect book for entrepreneurs

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    A book is useful for entrepreneurs and who are interested in the management of technology startups.
    A book will give you more idea and vision. Contents in a book likes a clue from successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

    I read about marketing, that gave more idea and vision for me, even through I am not entrepreneur or marketeer. That's only a few chapters.

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