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  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things

  • Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
  • By: Ben Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,700

Ben Horowitz offers essential advice on building and running a startup - practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog. While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz’s personal and often humbling experiences.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • For large company managers, not startups

  • By Thomas on 03-18-14

One of the few business books worth reading

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-17

It hurt my soul when the narrator read the rap verses. Otherwise a good narration.

  • The School of Greatness

  • A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy
  • By: Lewis Howes
  • Narrated by: Lewis Howes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071

When a career-ending injury left elite athlete and professional football player Lewis Howes out of work and living on his sister's couch, he decided he needed to make a change for the better. He started by reaching out to people he admired, searching for mentors, and applying his past coaches' advice from sports to life off the field. Lewis did more than bounce back: He built a multimillion-dollar online business and is now a sought-after business coach, speaker, and podcast host.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Buy the book, not the audiobook.

  • By Eric on 12-30-15

Buy the book, not the audiobook.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-15

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I love the podcast, and this is a great book. I was really excited when the audiobook came out and exchanged the ebook for it. I'm not sure what happened, but Lewis' narration is bad. Really, really bad. Unless the audiobook is redone, buy the book instead.

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