Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the hard thing about hard things. The hard thing about hard things deals with the trials that ben horowitz encountered during his career as founder ceo to vc at andreessen horowitz. Women do not enjoy basic rights, are denied access to. What you do is who you are audiobook by ben horowitz. Why one of silicon valleys top investors says dont follow your passion. And hey, who knows, maybe after perusing these pages youll be on your. One of the leading vcs in sv, ben horowitz advised the graduating class at columbia university to not pursue their passion. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. New research has come out that dismantles the idea of follow your passion as a recipe for career success. Building a business when there are no easy answers kindle edition by horowitz, ben. This wont be easy in his new book, the hard thing about hard things, andreessen horowitz cofounder ben horowitz says that startup life will either kill you or. The book gives practical advice on how to grow a company, find the right executives, and deal with the hard decisions along the way.
Ahead, weve paired the professionals with their top book choices, plus the links to shop. Ben horowitz is the cofounder and general partner of andreessen horowitz, a silicon valleybased venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs building the next generation of leading technology companies. Ben s book is more like watching the film fight club. How to create your business culture hardcover october 29, 2019. Ben horowitz is the cofounder of a16z, one of the most successful vcs in the usa. Ben horowitz on adding value and not following your passion. Id love to hear your thoughts on his perspective, it came off really practical and honest to me, and i honestly feel. Ben horowitz implies the risk in following your passion is twofold. Meanwhile, terri trespicios says that the pressure to follow your passion is a dangerous idea. Do not follow your passion i liked what vc ben horowitz who wrote the excellent hard thing about hard things which i really enjoyed has to say in this commencement address about why follow your passion something that has become a very popular convention may. Ben horowitz graduation speech essay pollution and environment. Dont listen to friends so true as a blue collar entrepreneur. In 2015, ben horowitz gave a commencement address at columbia university entitled dont follow your passion. Because our passions, like boyfriends, can change over time, and we should follow what were good at.
In many parts of the world, women are literally owned by men. So in that spirit, what id like to give is a few unconventional graduation thoughts and im titling them, do not follow your passion and the world is not going to hell in a handbasket and the class of 2015 is not required to save it. Thats why ben horowitz s 2015 commencement speech at columbia university titled dont follow your passion surprised the audience. May 29, 2015 ben horowitz s commencement address at columbia university to the fu school of engineering and applied science class of 2015. Following your passion presupposes that you have one. Ben is not the only person who says that following passion is not the most important thing. When asked for his best career advice, horowitz said, dont listen to your friend. Building a business when there are no easy answers. Why follow your passion is lousy career advice lead the most common piece of wisdom bestowed on new graduates is actually a pretty bad one, says the andreessen horowitz. Ben horowitzs commencement speech at columbia university. Ben horowitz shares what makes for a great pitch, the qualities of successful entrepreneurs, and why you shouldnt listen to your friends for. Andreessen horowitz s ben horowitz s commencement speech at columbia university. Horowitz, cofounder of venture capital firm andreessen horowitz and one of silicon valleys top investors, gave the unconventional advice that our futures shouldnt be shaped by what we love. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.
Ben horowitz commencement address at columbia university to the fu school of engineering and applied science. But when it comes to making a living, its easy to forget the dirty truth. Ben s references span from daj loaf rapper to the haitain revolution. Excerpt from dont follow your passion by ben horowitz. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the hard thing about hard things. On career moves and business leadership andreessen horowitz. In his commencement speech to the columbia class of 2015, ben horowitz demonstrates that not following your passion works. You set the tone by how you conduct yourself and what you accept from the people around. Its not happening in the united states, but it is happening and the victims are women. Ben horowitz s advice was strongest when sharing these three fundamental principles. While everyone has a unique combination of talents, most peoples inner orchestra does not coalesce into playing a tune they can hear and dance to.
Your passion is selfcentered crap age of awareness. How to create your business culture by horowitz, ben isbn. The company was founded on a belief in the profound good. Following your passion is dead heres what to replace. Ben horowitz s commencement address at columbia university to the fu school of engineering and applied science class of 2015.
Ben horowitz says instead you should find what youre good at and put that into the world. The more generalised case of dont listen to your friends is think for yourself. Ben horowitz commencement address at columbia university to the fu school of engineering and applied science class of 2015. Dont follow your passion, and the world is not going to hell in a handbasket and the class of 2015. What are the strengths and weaknesses of ben horowitzs. Look, if were talking about your hobby, by all means let your passion lead you.700 376 501 63 1076 1463 1059 1287 654 1036 519 292 901 193 1388 1356 453 1382 1133 90 1155 953 804 3 5 1531 1480 515 1171 1149 443 67 686 415 164 410