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Book 44 — The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Book Club Updates

It seems the last newsletter came with a wrong title and illustration. Sorry about that!

On the upside, a few new people will join our inspiring figures ranks soon!

Weeks 35 – 36

"The Hard Thing About Hard Things" by Ben Horowitz

Ben Horowitz is known as the co-founder of Andreessen-Horowitz (known as a16z). In this book, he shares all the not-so-glamorous parts of running a business.

There's a lot of information about how to start a busines. There's also a lot of success stories from business owners who "made it". But the reality is that there's a lot of hard work in-between.

Running a business requires taking a lot of difficult decisions. Some of them will be unique to your company, others will be more generic. And for the latter ones, you can prepare by reading this book.

Just 22 pages (or 35 minutes for an audiobook) a day to finish it in 2 weeks 🙌

Weeks 37 – 38

"Checklist Manifesto" by Atul Gawande

Have you ever wondered how people were able to fly to the Moon and back when there were no smartphones or personal computers? One secret to the Apollo mission success is their devotion to the operational checklists.

And while you may not be dealing with moonshots everyday, checklists can help you avoid mistakes and bring some order to your everyday life. Atul Gawande is a surgeon who improved intensive care by introducing, you guessed it, checklists. We'll follow his experience to see how can we improve the areas we care about the most.

Just 18 pages (or 27 minutes for an audiobook) a day to finish it in 2 weeks 🙌


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