The Start-Up J Curve

  • by Howard Love
  • Narrated by Chris Abell
  • 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A predictable pattern of success, this book provides a clear roadmap for entrepreneurs that shows them where they are and what to do in order to advance their start-up.
After founding or co-founding over 15 start-ups and investing in another 50 early stage ventures as an angel investor, author Howard Love came to understand that a start-up unfolds in a predictable pattern. The more aware entrepreneurs are of this pattern, the better able they will be to capitalize on it. Love calls this pattern the start-up J Curve. The toughest part of the endeavor is the time between the actual start of a new business and when the product and model are firmly established. The Start-Up J Curve gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to get through the early challenges so they can reach the primary value creation that lies beyond.
Love brings 35 years of start-up experience to this comprehensive guide to starting a business. He outlines the six predictable stages of start-up growth and details the activities that should be undertaken at each stage to ensure success and to avoid common pitfalls. Instead of feeling lost and confused after a setback, start-up founders and investors can anticipate the challenges, overcome the obstacles, and ride the curve to the top.


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Must read for startup founders

Would you listen to The Start-Up J Curve again? Why?

Absolutely. The Framework outlined in the book is something you can continually refer back to.

What other book might you compare The Start-Up J Curve to and why?

Traction and The Lean Startup

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2016
  • Publisher: Howard Love