The Cold Start Problem Book
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The Cold Start Problem


  • Author : Andrew Chen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-12-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062969750
  • Total Read : 62
  • File Size : 14,7 Mb

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A startup executive and investor draws on expertise developed at the premier venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and as an executive at Uber to address how tech’s most successful products have solved the dreaded "cold start problem”—by leveraging network effects to launch and scale toward billions of users. Although software has become easier to build, launching and scaling new products and services remains difficult. Startups face daunting challenges entering the technology ecosystem, including stiff competition, copycats, and ineffective marketing channels. Teams launching new products must consider the advantages of “the network effect,” where a product or service’s value increases as more users engage with it. Apple, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants utilize network effects, and most tech products incorporate them, whether they’re messaging apps, workplace collaboration tools, or marketplaces. Network effects provide a path for fledgling products to break through, attracting new users through viral growth and word of mouth. Yet most entrepreneurs lack the vocabulary and context to describe them—much less understand the fundamental principles that drive the effect. What exactly are network effects? How do teams create and build them into their products? How do products compete in a market where every player has them? Andrew Chen draws on his experience and on interviews with the CEOs and founding teams of LinkedIn, Twitch, Zoom, Dropbox, Tinder, Uber, Airbnb, and Pinterest to offer unique insights in answering these questions. Chen also provides practical frameworks and principles that can be applied across products and industries. The Cold Start Problem reveals what makes winning networks thrive, why some startups fail to successfully scale, and, most crucially, why products that create and compete using the network effect are vitally important today.

The Cold Start Problem Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Cold Start Problem


  • Author : Andrew Chen
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-12-07
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473575608
  • Total Read : 65
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb

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A transformative guide to growing any business, from one of Silicon Valley's most esteemed investors Financial Times Business Book of the Month 'A true Silicon Valley insider' Wired Why do some products take off? And what can we learn from them? The hardest part of launching a product is getting started. When you have just an idea and a handful of customers, growth can feel impossible. This is the cold start problem. Andrew Chen has a solution. As a partner at the pre-eminent VC firm Andreesen Horowitz, he has invested in some of the world's fastest-growing companies. Along the way, he's become one of the most renowned bloggers in tech - hailed by Wired as a 'true Silicon Valley insider'. Now, Chen reveals how any organisation can surmount the cold start problem. His solution lies in the network effect: the way a service improves as more people sign up. It means that today's leading products - from Wikipedia to to WhatsApp - get more powerful with every additional user. Drawing on interviews with the founders of LinkedIn, Zoom, Uber, Dropbox, Tinder, Airbnb and more, Chen unpicks how to start and scale these network effects. He reveals how to build an 'atomic network' that is just big enough to sustain itself. He uncovers how to spot the tipping point after which growth takes care of itself. And he explores why some big companies manage to sustain viral network effects for years (while others quickly stop growing). The result is a one-stop guide to scaling a product, road-tested at some of the world's most valuable companies. Praise for Andrew Chen 'Andrew's blog is an inexhaustible source of numbers and ideas on concepts that matter' Max Levchin, co-founder of PayPal 'Here's one message you want. Chen's weekly newsletter offers thoughtful essays on startups and marketing' Wired 'One of the best entrepreneurship blogs of all time' Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup

The Cold Start Problem Book

The Cold Start Problem


  • Author : Andrew Chen
  • Publisher : Century
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1847942784
  • Total Read : 74
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb

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Amp It Up Book

Amp It Up


  • Author : Frank Slootman
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2022-01-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119836414
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb

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Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller The secret to leading growth is your mindset Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman is one of the tech world's most accomplished executives in enterprise growth, having led Snowflake to the largest software IPO ever after leading ServiceNow and Data Domain to exponential growth and the public market before that. In Amp It Up: Leading for Hypergrowth by Raising Expectations, Increasing Urgency, and Elevating Intensity, he shares his leadership approach for the first time. Amp It Up delivers an authoritative look at what it takes to transform an organization for maximum growth and scale. Slootman shows that most leaders have significant room to improve their organization's performance without making expensive changes to their talent, structure, or fundamental business model—and they don’t need to bring in an army of consultants to do it. What they do need is to align people around what matters and execute with urgency and intensity every day. Leading for unprecedented growth means declaring war on mediocrity, breaking the status quo, and making conflicted choices daily, all with a relentless focus on the mission. Amp It Up provides the first principles to guide that change, and the tactical advice for organizing a company around them. Perfect for executives, entrepreneurs, founders, managers, and leaders of all kinds, Amp It Up is a must-read resource for anyone who seeks to unleash the growth potential of a company and scale it to heights they never thought possible.

Why Startups Fail Book

Why Startups Fail


  • Author : Thomas R. Eisenmann
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593137024
  • Total Read : 75
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb

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Why Startups Fail Summary:

Presents information how to spot and sidestep roadblocks on the entrepreneurial journey and sets readers on a path to startup success.

Super Founders Book

Super Founders


  • Author : Ali Tamaseb
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541768413
  • Total Read : 95
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb

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Super Founders uses a data-driven approach to understand what really differentiates billion-dollar startups from the rest—revealing that nearly everything we thought was true about them is false! Ali Tamaseb has spent thousands of hours manually amassing what may be the largest dataset ever collected on startups, comparing billion-dollar startups with those that failed to become one—30,000 data points on nearly every factor: number of competitors, market size, the founder’s age, his or her university’s ranking, quality of investors, fundraising time, and many, many more. And what he found looked far different than expected. Just to mention a few: Most unicorn founders had no industry experience; There's no disadvantage to being a solo founder or to being a non-technical CEO; Less than 15% went through any kind of accelerator program; Over half had strong competitors when starting--being first to market with an idea does not actually matter. You will also hear the stories of the early days of billion-dollar startups first-hand. The book includes exclusive interviews with the founders/investors of Zoom, Instacart, PayPal, Nest, Github, Flatiron Health, Kite Pharma, Facebook, Stripe, Airbnb, YouTube, LinkedIn, Lyft, DoorDash, Coinbase, and Square, venture capital investors like Elad Gil, Peter Thiel, Alfred Lin from Sequoia Capital and Keith Rabois of Founders Fund, as well as previously untold stories about the early days of ByteDance (TikTok), WhatsApp, Dropbox, Discord, DiDi, Flipkart, Instagram, Careem, Peloton, and SpaceX. Packed with counterintuitive insights and inside stories from people who have built massively successful companies, Super Founders is a paradigm-shifting and actionable guide for entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone interested in what makes a startup successful.

Shouting Zeros and Ones Book

Shouting Zeros and Ones


  • Author : Kathy Errington
  • Publisher : Bridget Williams Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781988587356
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 16,7 Mb

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Shouting Zeros and Ones Summary:

This vital book is a call to action: to reduce online harm, to protect the integrity of our digital lives and to uphold democratic participation and inclusion. A diverse group of contributors reveal the hidden impacts of technology on society and on individuals, exploring policy change and personal action to keep the internet a force for good. These voices arrive at a crucial juncture in our relationship to fast-evolving technologies.

Early Exits Book

Early Exits


  • Author : Basil Peters
  • Publisher : Basil Peters
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Sale of business enterprises
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780981185507
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb

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