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PRAISE FOR STARTING A TECH BUSINESS
"Alex's book deploys decades of the best ideas towards a practical, immediately usable recipe for building technology-based businesses. I particularly liked Alex's list of challenges entrepreneurs face across the life of the venture, with playful names like The Lawn Gnome of Indolence, The Hydra of Operational Readiness, and The Whale of Scale, to name a few. I also liked the case study that Alex used throughout the book showing exactly how to use the tools in each chapter. This is a big book. But don't be daunted. It dives into the detail that is missing in most other entrepreneurship books to show you how to do it." TOM KOSNIK, Professor, Stanford University
"Some books on high tech flirt with the details, but this one goes all the way. Alex shows how attention to a highly manageable set of specifics dramatically increases the effectiveness of a tech venture."JAN LINDNER, former CTO, Sierra Online Games (a division of Vivendi)
"Readers of this book will steer clear of many, many bumps on the road to success." SCOTT HOFFPAUIR, CTO, BroadSoft
"Starting a Tech Business is both a primer for first-time entrepreneurs and the book experienced execs should keep handy too." MARK VOGL, Executive Director, Bay Area Video Coalition
Starting a technology-enabled business is cheaper and easier than ever before. Starting a Tech Business supplies the tools prospective entrepreneurs and managers need to avoid common pitfalls and succeed in the fast-paced world of high-tech business. Get practical checklists and frameworks that business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals can apply to any web-based business idea. You'll learn how to move a product idea to market quickly and inexpensivelyand to tap into the stream of wealth that a tech business can provide.
ALEX COWAN is the founder and CTO of Leonid Systems, a software company providing solutions to the world's largest communications providers. He has worked with companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100s, improving their competitive advantage in a fast-changing high-tech landscape. He lives in Aptos, California, and can be reached at www.alexandercowan.com.
I've read a few other books in the area which were good, but typically pretty general.
Alex Cowan's Starting A Tech Business is the most straightforward guide to building a sustainable technology company.
For anyone looking to start a tech business or is looking to transition, this book is incredibly helpful.
Alex Cowan's Starting A Tech Business is the most straightforward guide to building a sustainable technology company. Read morePublished 21 months ago by jacobespa
I'll clarify what this book is about: It's an integrated explanation of how to apply design thinking, lean startup, customer development, agile, and a few other frameworks. Read morePublished 23 months ago by J. Brewer
"Starting a Tech Business" does a great job of describing all of the important details required to master startups from a Lean perspective. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Rich Collins
I own two organizations, Laser Cosmetica and Body Cosmetica. The former is a brick and mortar organization, and the latter is a tech company that assimilates all the principles of... Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I just recently went through the process of writing a business plan and launching my own online business. Read morePublished on March 25, 2012 by Jessica Tipton
I have been running my own tech company for over 8 years. This book has many actionable items, ideas, and questions to ask that everyone should think of before starting and while... Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by BogdanB