Where do successful technology entrepreneurs get their ideas? How did they convince investors to back them? What mistakes did they make? What key decisions did they make in their early days to let them grow their companies so rapidly? Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days seems like an obvious read for anyone interested in founding and growing a successful high tech venture.
This is an easy read where you can hear founders tell you in their own words about founding and building their company including numerous funny stories.
At ATDC we use founder experiences everyday both in real-time and after the fact to try illustrate lessons that entrepreneurs can apply to their own ventures. "Founders at Work" is a great place to peek into the early worlds of Apple, Flickr, Lotus, PayPay and Hotmail to learn from these now celebrity founders.