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Download Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (318 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brad Feld Narrator: Sean Pratt Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is a cold, hard fact of business life that most startups fail. Even many of those entrepreneurs who ultimately succeed have stories of personal challenges, unsuccessful companies, and difficulties along the way. The founders of TechStars, a mentorship-driven startup accelerator, have worked with entrepreneurs and companies over the past twenty-five years, and have seen a number of the same issues come up again and again.

In Do More Faster, the founders of TechStars identify the key issues that first-time entrepreneurs encounter, and offer proven advice from successful entrepreneurs who have worked with the TechStars program.

The authors organize the most critical issues into seven themes: Idea and Vision, People, Execution, Product, Fundraising, Legal and Structure, and Work and Life Balance. Many of the examples are personal experiences from the entrepreneurs themselves, integrated into a cohesive narrative - while at the same time able to stand on their own. Throughout the book, they debunk numerous myths about startups and reveal some surprising truths. They explain, for instance, that the core of a startup is not always a world-changing and earth-shattering idea - in fact, it is often the case that successful startups started out doing something else.

They also underscore the efficiency of execution: great entrepreneurs know how to synthesize data, make a decision about the path they are going down, and execute. And they offer some alternatives to traditional ways of raising money, while stressing that you shouldn't start with the assumption that you need to raise money.

Mastering the seven themes may not ensure success, but understanding the issues, reading the stories, and getting advice pertaining to these issues will increase your chances dramatically. And if nothing else, you'll realize that you aren't alone in facing these challenges.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by René Galindo | 2/20/2014

    " Really great advice here. A very practical and easy to read book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Buckle Button Zip | 2/18/2014

    " A fascinating compilation of essays written by big-hitting entrepreneurs who been there, made mistakes and gone on to create successful companies again and again. A must read for anyone who wants to start a start-up. Well-written and concise with a dashes of humor and humility. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Derek Neighbors | 2/6/2014

    " Some great content in here, but I just don't care the format that much. It seems like some of the stories are rehashed or similar too often. Mostly, it seems to propagate the startup mill mentality. That doesn't seem too concerned with doing valuable things, but rather obsession with starting above all else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ron Banister | 1/10/2014

    " A Ron rating of 10! Packed with insight! "

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