August 6, 2008

Startup - A Silicon Valley adventure

I finished Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure a few days ago. Even being a kind of ‘old’ book (most of the technology advance they were trying to do sounds prehistoric a decade after) the problems, solutions and conclusions have the same validity today.

The style of Jerry Kaplan is very easy to read, and the whole story is coming from the battlefield, just as I like with computer books. My highlighted take away: work with people and companies that have things in common and really want to work with you. Since he mentioned their contract with IBM I was asking myself ‘why in hell did they do that?’