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Benjamin Abraham "Ben" Horowitz (born June 13, 1966) is an American businessman, investor, blogger, and author. He is a high technology entrepreneur and co-founder and general partner along with Marc Andreessen of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He co-founded and served as president and chief executive officer of the enterprise software company Opsware, which Hewlett-Packard acquired for $1.6 billion in cash in July 2007. Horowitz is the author of The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers. In the book, published on March 4, 2014 by HarperCollins, Horowitz offers advice on building and running a startup.

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In life, everybody faces choices between doing what's popular, easy, and wrong vs. doing what's lone ...

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In all the difficult decisions that I made through the course of running Loudcloud and Opsware, I ne ...

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A good engineering interview will include some set of difficult problems to solve. It might even req ...

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As a company gets big, the information that informs decision-making gets massive. Depending upon the ...

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Hire sales people who are really smart problem solvers, but lack courage, hunger and competitiveness ...

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By far the most difficult skill I learned as a C.E.O. was the ability to manage my own psychology. O ...

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I described the CEO job as knowing what to do and getting the company to do what you want. Designing ...

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Do you have a real interest in people who work for you? Most good leaders have that - it's hard to g ...

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How do you make your company a good place to work in general? That's a really, really, really large ...

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The big value of the founder running the company is really two things: the knowledge and the commitm ...

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Some libertarians say, 'Well, if people work harder, they can make more money.' But, you know, my mo ...

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The bad thing about young people starting a company is that sometimes they do it for the wrong reaso ...

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A wartime C.E.O. may not delegate. They make every decision based on the next product release. They ...

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