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Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success

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Frank Gruber, "Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail's Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success"
ISBN: 1118844386 | 2014 | PDF | 272 pages | 5 MB
Shake up the market with these key ingredients to a successful startup Entrepreneurship starts with an idea and a dream: a dream of a better world for others, and a life less ordinary for yourself. These days, more people than ever are full of world-changing ideas and, thanks to technology, have the means to bring them to life. But many ideas remain just ideas, and many dreams just dreams. Startup Mixology is first and foremost a book about turning your ideas into action. From the cofounder of media company Tech Cocktail, a veteran entrepreneur and investor who was named one of the most connected people in tech, this book covers the basic "ingredients" of winning entrepreneurship.

Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success
No abstract theories here – it shows you how to tackle everything from idea generation to launch to marketing to funding and how to start getting things done. Once you've taken that first step, the journey has only begun. Startup Mixology tells it like it is – and it's not easy! You'll learn about the harsh reality of starting up: what happens when you offend your customers, get no attention, or run out of money. These are the stories you don't always hear in the media. In the end, Startup Mixology is an optimistic book. You can do this – and you can have fun doing it, too. Every chapter also shows you how to enjoy the journey along the way – because if you don't, what's the point of it all? From cake baking to workations to llama parades, you'll learn how entrepreneurs around the world stay sane, reduce stress, and celebrate the positive. This may seem fluffy, but it's actually one of the biggest secrets of successful startups. Inside, you'll find the stories of companies like MakerBot, WordPress, Zappos, Basecamp, Uber, and more. Hear in their own words how they survived the startup phase, and learn from the straightforward and conversational Frank Gruber, who has met thousands of entrepreneurs and watched them grow their businesses. In many ways, entrepreneurship will be the most difficult undertaking of your career. But if you can find the right balance of hard work, support, and celebration, it can also be the most rewarding. Startup Mixology takes you through the whole process from start to finish, so you can begin the incomparable journey of turning your great ideas into great startups.

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Gamers at Work: Stories Behind the Games People Play [Repost]

Morgan Ramsay – Gamers at Work: Stories Behind the Games People Play
Published: 2012-02-08 | ISBN: 1430233516 | EPUB + MOBI | 356 pages | 3 MB

There are few companies in the video-game industry that have withstood the test of time; most startups exit as quickly as they enter. In Gamers at Work: Stories Behind the Games People Play, the countless challenges of building successful video-game developers and publishers in this unstable industry are explored through interviews containing entertaining stories, humorous anecdotes, and lessons learned the hard way.
Gamers at Work presents an inside look at how 18 industry leaders play the odds, seize opportunities, and transform small businesses into great businesses. Here, in Gamers at Work, you will find their stories replete with their personal struggles, corporate intrigue, and insights into strategy, leadership, and management.
Gamers at Work:
Explores the formation of entertainment software companies from the perspectives of successful founders who played the odds
Provides insight into why experienced professionals sacrifice the comfort of gainful employment for the uncertainty and risk of the startup
Shares the experiences and lessons that shape the lives, decisions, and struggles of entrepreneurs in this volatile business
Featured Entrepreneurs:
Trip Hawkins, Electronic Arts (Madden NFL)
Nolan Bushnell, Atari (Pong)
Wild Bill Stealey, MicroProse Software (Sid Meier's Civilization)
Tony Goodman, Ensemble Studios (Age of Empires)
Feargus Urquhart, Obsidian Entertainment (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II)
Tim Cain, Troika Games (Arcanum, Vampire: The Masquerade–Bloodlines)
Warren Spector, Junction Point Studios (Disney Epic Mickey)
Doug and Gary Carlston, Broderbund Software (Prince of Persia, Carmen Sandiego)
Don Daglow, Stormfront Studios (Neverwinter Nights, Tony La Russa Baseball)
John Smedley, Verant Interactive (EverQuest, PlanetSide)
Ken Williams, Sierra On-Line (King's Quest, Leisure Suit Larry)
Lorne Lanning, Oddworld Inhabitants (Oddworld)
Chris Ulm, Appy Entertainment (FaceFighter, Trucks & Skulls)
Tobi Saulnier, 1st Playable (Kung Zhu, Yogi Bear)
Christopher Weaver, Bethesda Softworks (The Elder Scrolls)
Jason Rubin, Naughty Dog (Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter)
Ted Price, Insomniac Games (Spyro, Ratchet & Clank)

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