A predictable pattern of success, this book provides a clear roadmap for entrepreneurs that shows them where they are and what to do in order to advance their start-up.
After founding or co-founding over 15 start-ups and investing in another 50 early stage ventures as an angel investor, author Howard Love came to understand that a start-up unfolds in a predictable pattern. The more aware entrepreneurs are of this pattern, the better able they will be to capitalize on it. Love calls this pattern the start-up J Curve. The toughest part of the endeavor is the time between the actual start of a new business and when the product and model are firmly established. The Start-Up J Curve gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to get through the early challenges so they can reach the primary value creation that lies beyond.
Love brings 35 years of start-up experience to this comprehensive guide to starting a business. He outlines the six predictable stages of start-up growth and details the activities that should be undertaken at each stage to ensure success and to avoid common pitfalls. Instead of feeling lost and confused after a setback, start-up founders and investors can anticipate the challenges, overcome the obstacles, and ride the curve to the top.
©2016 Howard Love (P)2016 Howard Love
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"Sound Advice, set expectations"
I enjoyed reading this book. Setting expectations for new entrepreneurs is critical advice for those that will end up succeeding. There is no fast path, there is only act and react at every step of the way. Expect it is going to happen and prepare for the next set of hard decisions you are going to have to make to keep your start-up moving forward or surviving.
"A must buy book !"
by far.. the best book I have ever listened to, it is the bible of business start up and the map to success ...
"Massively useful, even for a seasoned founder"
Startups are hard. Really hard. This book is a great guidebook to the hard times, and how to get through to the type of company we all think we're going to start. This is now on my must-read list for startups I advise, along with Ben Horowitz' the Hard Thing About Hard Things, Peter Thiel's Zero to One, and Brad Feld's Venture Deals.
The work is clear and contains much relevant information for the entreprenur, the book lacks a bit of originality, but overall it is an excellent compilation of important knowledge. A must read.
"One of the better books on start ups"
I found this book fascinating. It definitely helps you to understand when starting a company the essentials, and that whatever idea you have, its most likely gonna change from your original. The question he asks: what moves do you need to make in order to succeed.
It has many real examples of companies. I would highly recommend.
It put everything into perspective for me, I feel like I'm not flailing in the dark anymore.
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