We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Do More Faster Audiobook
Do More Faster
Written by: 
Brad Feld, David Cohen
Narrated by: 
Sean Pratt
Do More Faster Audiobook

Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup

Regular Price:$21.39
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

It is a cold, hard fact of business life that most startups fail. Even many of those entrepreneurs who ultimately succeed have stories of personal challenges, unsuccessful companies, and difficulties along the way. The founders of TechStars, a mentorship-driven startup accelerator, have worked with entrepreneurs and companies over the past twenty-five years, and have seen a number of the same issues come up again and again.

In Do More Faster, the founders of TechStars identify the key issues that first-time entrepreneurs encounter, and offer proven advice from successful entrepreneurs who have worked with the TechStars program.

The authors organize the most critical issues into seven themes: Idea and Vision, People, Execution, Product, Fundraising, Legal and Structure, and Work and Life Balance. Many of the examples are personal experiences from the entrepreneurs themselves, integrated into a cohesive narrative - while at the same time able to stand on their own. Throughout the book, they debunk numerous myths about startups and reveal some surprising truths. They explain, for instance, that the core of a startup is not always a world-changing and earth-shattering idea - in fact, it is often the case that successful startups started out doing something else.

They also underscore the efficiency of execution: great entrepreneurs know how to synthesize data, make a decision about the path they are going down, and execute. And they offer some alternatives to traditional ways of raising money, while stressing that you shouldn't start with the assumption that you need to raise money.

Mastering the seven themes may not ensure success, but understanding the issues, reading the stories, and getting advice pertaining to these issues will increase your chances dramatically. And if nothing else, you'll realize that you aren't alone in facing these challenges.

©2010 Brad Feld, David Cohen (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

What the Critics Say

"Remember when experience mattered? Thanks to this book, no matter how new to your field or how young or inexperienced you are, you can learn from people who have actually done it. Sure beats failing." (Seth Godin, author of Linchpin)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (386 )
5 star
 (165)
4 star
 (133)
3 star
 (65)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (12)
Overall
4.0 (322 )
5 star
 (126)
4 star
 (107)
3 star
 (66)
2 star
 (13)
1 star
 (10)
Story
4.2 (321 )
5 star
 (139)
4 star
 (120)
3 star
 (43)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (8)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Stephanie Chambers 04-19-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    26
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Useful information and presented well"

    l learned a few things and found the stories interesting. I wish thry had disclosed a little more about what they do each day in the incubator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Morgan 04-17-16
    Morgan 04-17-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "everyone must read!"

    if you want to start a company read this book first. it will help so much. I wish I read it before so I didn't make the mistakes I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Shahryar Laurel, MD 01-30-16
    Shahryar Laurel, MD 01-30-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Pretty Good listen"

    I would recommend this audiobook. It is going to especially be good for people who are not familiar at all with getting involved with a start up. If you do have some family already, then it's not as good of an experience. The beginning section I felt was a little repetitive. It was saying the same thing over and over again. However, the later sections started having some really good takeaways.

    One of my favorite chapters was the one about not getting screwed twice. And there's another good chapter about a form to make sure you have otherwise if you get acquired, you will have a lot more income tax to pay.

    Just for those main lesson learning chapters that really stood out to me, I intend to buy this book to keep it on my bookshelf.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Stephen S 01-07-16
    Stephen S 01-07-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Book for anyone looking to start a business."

    This book is not a sales pitch. It's very informative and easy to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Julio 06-15-15
    Julio 06-15-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good outline, little substance."

    Solid high level advice. But if you are looking for a field guide on doing more faster, this isn't it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    John Padgett 04-08-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good examples for tech startup"

    Overall good use of practical examples that were helpful.

    Lots of references to tech stars but I thought it was relevant and helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jlb 04-02-15
    Jlb 04-02-15 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book for general do's and don'ts for StartUp"

    I went into this book thinking it would teach me about how to increase productivity, however it was more about general guidelines for any startup. It is definitely a book I would loved to have read before my first startup. All the advice in there is from experience and if you heed it, you will be leaps and bounds ahead in your startup career!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    James Doyle 03-13-15
    James Doyle 03-13-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Self promote"

    No doubt there are some good and interesting tips in this book. The narration was not the most interesting or well spoken.
    I felt it used the word techstars for about 20% of its content so I became alienated with the story line and messages. Not the best production but still some fair tips.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rick 09-16-13
    Rick 09-16-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Easy to Digest, Case Study Format"
    What did you love best about Do More Faster?

    Short stories and examples. Everything is based on actual & recent experiences of the individuals who contributed to the book. Lesson are applicable NOT just to start ups, but to those in product development, and anyone looking to significantly grow or pivot their business. Not a lot of fluff or filler. I appreciated that.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Concise


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I have a 20 minute commute to work and I listen while grocery shopping. 1-2 times a week. It took about 2-3 weeks to get through it. Easy to pick up where you leave off.


    Any additional comments?

    I will likely listen to this again, soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    AsTheFashion New York, NY, United States 09-08-13
    AsTheFashion New York, NY, United States 09-08-13 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book, but little bias"

    great book if you have a startup company. But some how this book feels like an ad for Tech Star. Just want to let ppl know, Tech Star is no longer the best incubator out there.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.