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Startup CEO Audiobook

Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business

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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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    ron 02-29-16
    ron 02-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Insight - Narrator almost unbearable"

    I must admit that I thought of just purchasing a hard copy of the book to avoid the narration. It was difficult to listen to, and at times felt like the narrator was trying too hard. However, I do feel this book provided great insight for all leaders of startups, but was directed more toward those in the world of technology.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    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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    ola 08-22-16
    ola 08-22-16
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    honest clear realistic
    great book
    must have
    well dome Matt excellent guide 2 ceo-dom
    awesome would Reccomed

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    Jose 08-09-16
    Jose 08-09-16
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    I am glad i have heard this book, very practical, very well read, can't wait to get the printed version of it..

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    Audrey Wang 07-10-16
    Audrey Wang 07-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Inspirational yet actionable "

    As a startup CEO, I'm 100% sure I will keep referencing the book in the years to come. Highly recommended.

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    Kevin Venner 04-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Guidelines based on Extensive Experience"

    I enjoyed the audible version very much and when I re-listen to this book I want to have a hard copy in hand to highlight and mark up.

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    Amit 03-31-16
    Amit 03-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Better second half"

    First hand of the book was average but servos book had some great content.. Probably i related my situation more toward second half.

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    Siamak 02-27-16
    Siamak 02-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Priceless in the right time!"

    I was lucky, I found this book just in time. I Couldn't imagine how useful this book could be when I listened to the first chapter.
    I learned more that expected in my reading journey.

    There are two suggestions for others:
    1. There is a reason why chapters are divided. Try to learn them one by one. Early morning commute time was suitable for me, find your daily focus time first.

    2. This book is a source to go back to when needed, put bookmark notes to find your way back.

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    Oliver San Diego, CA, USA 11-18-15
    Oliver San Diego, CA, USA 11-18-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Must Read for startup CEOs"

    I read tons of books especially about startup but I found myself stopping the audio and taking notes most of the time..

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    2/23/15
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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.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    "Great book, well worth a listen!"

    i have listened to this book twice and found as much useful advice in it both times. I like that it gives great examples of the lessons to be learned and the narration is clear and easy to understand.

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