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Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business | [Matt Blumberg]

Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business

A definitive audiobook for any CEO - first time or otherwise - of a high-growth company. While big company CEOs are usually groomed for the job for years, startup CEOs aren't - and they're often young and relatively inexperienced in business in general.
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Publisher's Summary

A definitive book for any CEO - first time or otherwise - of a high-growth company.

While big company CEOs are usually groomed for the job for years, startup CEOs aren't - and they're often young and relatively inexperienced in business in general.

Author Matt Blumberg, a technology and marketing entrepreneur, knows this all too well. Back in 1999, he started a company called Return Path, which later became the driving force behind the creation of his blog, OnlyOnce - because "you're only a first time CEO once."

Now, more than a decade later, he's written Startup CEO. As the fifth in the StartUp Revolution series, this reliable resource is based on Blumberg's experience as a startup CEO and covers a number of issues he's faced over the dozen years he's been a CEO.

Engaging and informative, this book is essential reading for any, and every, CEO.

©2013 Matt Blumberg (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Ahmad Boostani 05-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This will be a reference book when you get there"

    The author shared his really valuable experience building and maturing his organization. The book touches on all the topics that one may face in the course of being a startup CEO.

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    jesse e. 03-21-15
    jesse e. 03-21-15
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    "Mind blown, and planning to listen again"

    Matt bloomberg's book was the perfect audio book for me as a new entrepreneur and aspiring CEO who wanted to get a thorough overview of the different challenges, rewards, and pitfalls I may encounter in starting a new tech business. I tip my virtual hat to you, Matt.

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    Rosemary P. 03-05-15
    Rosemary P. 03-05-15
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    "Five stars for the right audience"
    What made the experience of listening to Startup CEO the most enjoyable?

    The information was spot on. Very valuable and thorough. For someone like me who is looking for angel money to become the CEO of a startup, it was just what I needed. The only caveat is that I'm highly educated and have a lot of experience in the nuts and bolts of business and accounting (Master's Degree in Accounting, Certified Management Accountant). So someone who has a dream and an idea but no business (and especially accounting) experience might do well to shore up other weaknesses first before hitting this one. I say that simply because I'm thinking of entrepreneur CEOs that I work with who lack the fundamental skills of running a business, in which case this book is like getting a bigger engine for your car while ignoring that the car doesn't have tires.


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    Michael NY, NY, United States 02-13-15
    Michael NY, NY, United States 02-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Only for Internet, Very Limiting"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Only, Only, ONLY, for internet start-ups, nothing else


    What could Matt Blumberg have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Im not an internet startup, so this is not applicable. He should have renamed the book, and made it clear, it's only for internet start-ups....


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    greatly disappointed,


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book for less then 1% of 1%, of 1%. it's a total waste of my money, and time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Juan Cali, Colombia 04-16-14
    Juan Cali, Colombia 04-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Content, but very bad narrator"
    What did you love best about Startup CEO?

    The book was totally what I expected. A thorough guide on what means to be a CEO and the different responsibilities and roles during the lifespan of the company.

    After reading this book I think of it as one of those reference book where I would totally go back and listen again the advice on a specific topic.


    Did William Michael Redman do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Honestly I did not like the narration. It was maybe the accent, the tone, the speed or all of them that made every sentence sound like a movie trailer introduction. It was very difficult to listen because of this at normal speed. At 3x that is basically lost so this is how I managed to get over that.


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    Michelle 04-01-14
    Michelle 04-01-14

    I love listening and reading books about mindset, entreprenuership, management, leadership, self improvement, and empowerment.

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    "Every CEO should listen to and read this book"
    If you could sum up Startup CEO in three words, what would they be?

    Not just startups


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Startup CEO?

    Nothing specific


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to mention


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Some parts of the book were more relevant to my interest than others but nothing specific moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    Whether you are a startup or long time CEO from multiple companies, if you don't learn something valuable from this book you are lying to yourself.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Enjoyable insight into the thinking and workings"

    This is an interesting insight into the processes of being a ceo. Even if you are not the spire an entrepreneur and just a person operating in the world of business this book is of benefit, the way the programs and operations are presented can be applied to just running your life and not just running at startup.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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