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Great insight, but could have been better,
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This review is from: Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days (Kindle Edition)
First, I want to point out that this book was written in 2007, not 2001, as listed by Amazon.
The interviews offer great insight into what goes into tech startups. The problems are that:
1: The interviews are way too long. In a book of interviews like this, you want the interviews to be concise and focused. You often have to dig through many pages of interviewees rambling about things that most readers will not care about.
2: The interview questions seem to be all over the place, and in no real order. Lingstston often would ask one question, get an answer, ask 5 more questions, and then ask a question related to the response of the first question. Also, questions are often asked multiple times to the same people, with slightly different wording, resulting in a ton of redundancy in responses.
All in all, there is a lot of useful information for anyone considering starting a business, but the book would have been much better if the interviews were edited down.