January 10, 2013
Book Short: Entrepreneurial Lessons
The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups from 42 Founders, by David Kidder, is the ultimate coffee table book for entrepreneurs and people who are interested in how they think about running their businesses.
David is the author of the Intellectual Devotional series (here’s a link to one of the five or six books in the series), he’s a good friend of mine and a member of a CEO Forum that I’m in, and my major disclosure about this blog post is that I’m one of the 42 entrepreneurs David interviewed for and profiles in the book.
The Startup Playbook is very different from my own book (in progress) on being a Startup CEO. Where my book is going to go deep on different topics – think of it as a bit of a field guide – David’s book is extremely broad in its coverage of different entrepreneurs and their stories. Taken together, the book paints a great picture of how CEOs think about the most important parts of the job. It’s also a nice change of pace (for me, anyway) that David profiles some entrepreneurs who aren’t in the Internet/tech space.
It was an honor to be included in The Startup Playbook next to entrepreneurs like Reid Hoffman and Elon Musk.