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Summary

Many professionals aspire to work for a start-up. Executives from large companies view them as models to help them adapt to today's dynamic innovation economy.

Yes, start-ups look magical, but they can also be chaotic and inaccessible. Many books are written for those who aspire to be founders, but a company only has one or two of those. What's needed are hundreds of employees to do the day-to-day work required to operate a fledgling company and grow it into something of value.

This practical, step-by-step guide provides an insider's analysis of various start-up roles and responsibilities, including product development, marketing, growth strategy, and sales, to help you figure out if you want to join a start-up and what to expect if you do. You'll gain insight into how successful start-ups operate and learn to assess which of them you might want to join - or emulate.

Inside this book you'll find:

  • A tour of typical start-up roles to help you determine which one might be the best fit for you
  • Profiles of start-up executives in many different functions who share their stories and describe their responsibilities
  • A practical approach to your job search that will help you position yourself to find the start-up opportunity that's right for you

Written by an experienced venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and Harvard Business School professor, Entering StartupLand will guide you as you seek your ideal entry point into this popular, cutting-edge organizational paradigm.

©2017 Jeffrey Bussbang (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Definitive startup guide for employees

So many books for founders, but this is an exhaustive account of the teams and mindset needed to work in a startup. Sets great expectations and recommend to all interested in startup life.

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  • Gil
  • 08-10-18

A Unique and Honest Peek Into startup the startup joining patg

I picked up this book as I thought about going back into startup land and found it uniquely insightful and honest in the way it portrays this world.
Jess Bussgang's eye level style, clear, flowing, and not assuming it requiring the reader/listener to know the lingo comes out wonderfully in the audio version.

For me, there were two downsides - (1) at some point, there's a reference to a chart which is not available to listeners, and (2) the chapters do not have their name available on audible and so going back and listening to a specific part again was more challenging.

Other than those two, I loved it!