July 31, 2014
Book Short: Best Book Ever The Hard Thing About Hard Things, by Ben Horowitz, is the best business book I’ve ever read. Or at least the best book on management and leadership that I’ve ever read. Period. It’s certainly the best CEO book on the market. It’s about 1000 times better than my book although my book is intended to be different in several ways. I suppose they’re complementary, but if you only had time left on this planet for one book, read Ben’s first. I’m not even going to get into specifics on it, other than that Ben does a great job of telling the LoudCloud/Opsware story in a way that shows the grit, psychology, and pain of being an entrepreneur in a way that, for me, has previously only existed in my head. Just go buy and read the book.