The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture

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Price
$29.00  $26.68
Publisher
Portfolio
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
6.9 X 1.3 X 9.1 inches | 1.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780735218079
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About the Author

Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, and investor. He is currently Chief Product Officer at Adobe, serves as a board member to several early stage companies, and is a Venture Partner at Benchmark, a leading venture capital firm based in San Francisco. He was previously the founder and CEO of Behance, a leading online platform to showcase and discover creative work. He is also the creator of 99U, Behance's think tank and annual conference devoted to execution in the creative world. Belsky is the author of Making Ideas Happen and coauthor of the 99U book series.

Reviews

"Starting a new venture is like jumping off a cliff and sewing a parachute on the way down. This book is the parachute." --Joe Gebbia, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Airbnb

"This is required reading for founders. Experienced entrepreneurs all know this period Scott refers to as 'the messy middle' and a few of us have worked our way out of it, but this is the first time I've seen an expert--both as a founder and as an investor--break down in such detail just how to endure, optimize, and make it through." --Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Initialized Capital and Reddit

"Scott Belsky is a master of generous work worth doing. The Messy Middle will help you see that you have more control than you dare to admit, and the ability to make a difference if you care enough." --Seth Godin, author of Linchpin

"Having been through the ups and downs of the messy middle many times, it's critical to understand the challenges ahead. This insightful book empowers you to approach them head-on. Belsky's powerful toolkit, based on hard earned experiences, is an essential guide to building a compelling product, revolutionizing an organization or growing your leadership abilities." --Tony Fadell, inventor of the iPod, co-inventor of the iPhone, founder and former CEO of Nest, Principal at Future Shape

"Building a lasting business is 1% idea and 99% resilience. The Messy Middle details the unglamorous but essential lessons every founder needs to learn." --Jennifer Hyman, Co-Founder & CEO, Rent The Runway

"The Messy Middle is one of my favorite business books of the last decade. It's humble, smart, vulnerable, and precise. If you do complex work (don't we all?), this book will show you how to navigate the most difficult part of any endeavor." --Todd Henry, author of Herding Tigers

"With The Messy Middle, Belsky delivers a brilliant book that goes past dogma and slogans into key tactics and ideas. ... Small business teams and evolving start up teams will find The Messy Middle useful for refining every aspect of their game."-- Small Business Trends