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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One of the better books on start ups

I found this book fascinating. It definitely helps you to understand when starting a company the essentials, and that whatever idea you have, its most likely gonna change from your original. The question he asks: what moves do you need to make in order to succeed.

It has many real examples of companies. I would highly recommend.
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- Jason Rieger

Excellent book

The work is clear and contains much relevant information for the entreprenur, the book lacks a bit of originality, but overall it is an excellent compilation of important knowledge. A must read.
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- Anders

Book Details

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