One of the best books about the history of the common internet, how the whole IT sphere was developed, through the interviews of the founders of tech companies. It is unique material of opinions and real life stories of founders companies which made a lot of today commodities.
This is a book, there can be no good short summary for, because every story is unique, but they have something in common. And despite that it can only be highly recommended to read this book, despite the fact that most of the companies were built and sold over 2 decades ago, there are some key insights which can be written down here.
- Doing something new and innovative isn’t fun. Usually it takes much more than 40 hours work week. And there is only one way to allocate more time — from sleep.
- Business plans are useless. Life is too complicated and the only purpose of writing a business is demonstrating that you are committed enough to do some extra work.
- People is everything that matters. Team and connections — this is one of the fundamental things, which if crucial to performing the best.
- Users are never speaking of their problems, they are suggesting feature they think can help them.