I've been a long time Hacker News (YC) reader, and when I saw this book for sale I immediately purchased it, although, to be honest, I didn't have high hopes for the content. I figured that since I'm already extremely familiar with the YC stories, this book would be more of the same.
Luckily, I was completely wrong.
This book is a MUST READ for any programmers, entrepreneurs, and aspiring business people hoping to start their own company, work hard, and build something great.
This book is essentially an accounting of the experiences of a particular YC group. The book talks about:
- How YC works. - Who the founders are (what are their backgrounds, how did they meet their co-founders, what are their personalities like?). - How these companies got into the program. - What advice is offered to the companies when they first get started. - How the companies cycle through ideas, trying to find a perfect business niche to...
This is an excellent book about what seems to me an amazing organization. Paul Graham must be a rare human being and what he and his colleagues have created speaks brightly from within the lines of this book. The Renaissance has moved to California!
This book is an excellent account of the journey that a batch of y-combinator startups take as they progress through the program. No part of this book was boring. Maybe the reason that I liked it so much is because I am interested in startups and technology, but I do think that it would be interesting to a wider audience than just techies. The author recounts conversations, has organized the book very well, and draws interesting conclusions. Highly recommend.
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.