The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture

The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture

Entrepreneur, Chief Product Officer at Adobe, and product advisor to many of today's top start-ups Scott Belsky believes we focus too much on the start and the finish of any project, ignoring the most important part--the messy middle--where success is truly determined. Creating something from nothing is a volatile journey. The first mile births a new idea into existence, Entrepreneur, Chief Product Officer at Adobe, and product advisor to many of today's top start-ups Scott Belsky beli...

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Title:The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture
Author:Scott Belsky
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Genres:Business
ISBN:B079WN554H
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture Reviews

  • Gabriel Alan
    Oct 29, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

  • Aagave
    Nov 27, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

  • Devika
    Nov 19, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

  • Scott Wozniak
    Oct 19, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

  • Shreef A
    Nov 22, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • Tim
    Oct 18, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

  • Brad Feld
    Jul 29, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • Daniel Henderson
    Nov 06, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

  • Ken Hamner
    Oct 09, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

  • Bryan
    Nov 11, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • Eamonn
    Dec 12, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • Glenn
    Dec 03, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

  • Joli Hamilton
    Nov 17, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

  • James McAulay
    Nov 16, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

  • Alex Lyashok
    Oct 14, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • Pete Sena
    Nov 13, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • Kingsten
    Nov 15, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

  • Joshua Tessier
    Nov 13, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • Isaac
    Nov 08, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • Chandra Halim
    Nov 25, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

  • Thomas Hefke
    Nov 11, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • A.J. Peak
    Dec 03, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • Antonio Baldassarre
    Dec 09, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • John Milne
    Oct 16, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • La'Kiesha
    Nov 08, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • vasy
    Oct 28, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • Slav Ivanov
    Nov 10, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

  • Richad Mitha
    Nov 03, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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  • Natalía Papadopoúlou
    Nov 12, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

  • Filip Hric
    Nov 27, 2018

    After having read quite a few books on management and entrepreneurship, I'm slightly skeptical about picking up another such book on the off chance that it might be repurposing the same old advice. To be fair, a lot of things that Belsky mentions are common sense, however his examples ...

    I generally agree with everything in this book (minor quibbles on methods). But I was disappointed to find that it's pretty much a restatement of common leadership and entrepreneurial advice. Endure through the tough times. Hire and onboard your people carefully. Build a diverse te...

    Aimed at anyone involved in a multi-year entrepreneurial business, Scott Belsky offers a critical and deeply reflection about the trappings and misguided strategies of, as the lingo has it, "failing forward." This book is a wonderfully practical, thoughtful and (dare I say) "spiritual"...

    I?d read his Make Ideas Happen, and I think this one is sharper, with lots of helpful nuggets, highly recommend. It?s the story of the often challenging time between launching a startup and an exit, where the path and process isn?t always clear. A story not often told (well), and...

    I just read this book for like 5 minutes, and I just know that the author himself was rarely reading books. It?s so ugly, unrelatable, wordy, and full of insignificant phrase without the essence. I think he?s just trying to practice what he thought he perceived when he read one boo...

    I pre-ordered this book and I was waiting to answer a question I have had for a while: should I discontinue my company or not? This book is almost 400 pages and it has so many stories that whatever review I leave, it wouldn?t make justice. As a researcher I found it inspiring, packed...

    I very much related to the main idea of the book - how crushingly hard the creation of any enterprise can be. So the first part was great, and I kept nodding along. The second part - the advise on how to overcome this journey was a patchwork of different techniques with nothing particu...

    I found the format quite frustrating, if I'm honest. Lots of good ideas, but most chapters are about 1.5 pages in length, and there are many chapters that simply don't link logically to the ideas immediately before or after them. There are a smattering of good ideas in this book, and i...

    Unusually good at being empathetic to both the reader and to the entrepreneurs it profiles. It is a bit long, though a quick read, and is guilty of repeating business advice platitudes often found elsewhere. So it fails to cohere in ways that otherwise could make it a business classic....

    The majority of our time spent in any venture is spent within that "messy middle." Scott packs a book with practical advice on things like hiring, leadership, and a sense perseverance. It's a book you'll go back to constantly while writing your own adventure. ...

    Amazing, I will reread in the near future. ...

    Great read A lot of advices and personal experiences on how to build a startup and the unspoken hardships of building one. ...

    Interesting premise, but I wish it were about 1/3 shorter. ...

    Excellent book! Highly recommended. ...

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