Ben Horowitz is the cofounder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley—based venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs building the next generation of leading technology companies. The firm's investments include Airbnb, GitHub, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Previously he was cofounder and CEO of Opsware, formerly Loudcloud, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion in 2007. Horowitz writes about his experiences and insights from his career as a computer science student, software engineer, cofounder, CEO, and investor in a blog that is read by nearly ten million people. He has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Fortune, the Economist, and Bloomberg Businessweek, among others. Horowitz lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Felicia.
Praise for The Hard Thing About Hard Things: ‘For anyone interested in building, growing or leading a great company, this book is an incredibly valuable resource – and a funny and insightful read’ Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook ‘Ben’s book is a great read – with uncomfortable truths about entrepreneurship and how to lead a company’ Larry Page, CEO of Google ‘Stripping away the veneer of management-speak, Ben’s writing carries the authority of somebody who has been through all of this. This results are simple, thorough and compelling’ Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter ‘More than any other business book released this year, Hard Things gives an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to lead and scale a start-up’ Business Insider's Best Business Books of 2014) ‘This is easily one of the essential books every business leader should read if they’re looking for proven and honest management advice’ Entrepreneur's 25 Amazing Business Books from 2014) ‘The most valuable book on start-up management hands down’ PandoDaily ‘There is more than enough substance in Mr. Horowitz’s impressive tome to turn it into a leadership classic’ The Economist