Skill Level Intermediate
- [Narrator] Ben Horowitz, The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers. It's lonely at the top. CEOs face an immense struggle. They have sole responsibility for their company's fate and must make life or death decisions about it every day. They may need to fire their best friends or lay off an entire factory, all the while accepting full responsibility and keeping their eye on the future. In these Blinks, you'll discover the lessons Ben Horowitz learned in the course of founding a company, being its CEO, and then selling it for $1.6 billion.
You'll learn how to fire people when necessary so that ill feelings are minimized. You'll also find out why hiring someone with a few weaknesses can be good idea. And finally, you'll also discover what it takes to be a war-time CEO.