Hello again, readers! I’ve missed you for the last few weeks. Today is a big day for me and I’d love your help. My Entrepreneur First
co-founder Alice Bentinck and I have written a book: How to Be a Founder
and it’s out today. If you enjoy TiB, I think you will like it. I’d love you to buy it and, even better, tweet about it
or share it with a friend. (There’s also an audiobook version
if you prefer to hear it read in my and Alice’s dulcet tones…)
We’ve talked a lot in Thoughts in Between
about the idea that the world is likely missing out on many of its best founders (see, e.g., TiB 165
and TiB 167
) and that there very likely aren’t enough entrepreneurs
. How to Be a Founder
is our attempt to nudge the world in the right direction… We distill everything we’ve learned over the last decade from helping entrepreneurs across three continents build technology companies worth over $10bn.
There are lots of great entrepreneurship books out there, but most of them assume that the reader has already started their business. In HTBAF, our starting point is “Should you be a founder?” - and, if so, what sort of business should you start? We try to cover the full journey of an entrepreneur, from choosing a co-founder and validating an initial idea to raising capital and building a successful culture.
If you do read it, I’d love to know what you think (even better, write an Amazon review). And Alice and I are really happy to do talks / podcasts on the topic. In either case, feel free to email me.