April 22, 2007
Founders at Work
I just finished reading founders at Work. There are some good stories in there, Bricklin's story for example is really good. Others I had high expectations but didn't turn out as interesting as I thought. What makes a good versus a not as entertaining story - drama! Some of the startups covered in there, the founders went to hell and back a few times before getting closure, successful or not. Those stories are a through testament to what I think is one of the best people out there - there desire to see the vision realized, and their commitment to making it happen. Some of the stories the author could not extract it from the subject or maybe it just wasn't there. This is an entertainment book, and don't expect to learn lessons, or what to do to be successful, Good to Great is under no threat!