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The Founder's Dilemmas Book Summary

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By Noam Wasserman

15 min
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Starting your own company is a big deal, and it's important to make sure it's done right. In The Founder’s Dilemmas, Noah Wasserman has answers to all of the most common questions people have about creating successful startups, and he did his research. His book is comprised of information gathered from roughly ten years of data collecting and 10,000 interviews with business founders. Inside, he chronicles how you can face the problems only an entrepreneur understands. He offers insight from those who have experience not only solving these problems but solving them successfully. Read on to learn why motivation is what separates entrepreneurs from other professionals, whether hiring your best friend will help or hinder your company’s growth, and what singular quality to look for in a new hire.

About the Author

Noam Wasserman is currently the Dean of the Yeshiva University Sy Syns School of Business. He previously worked as the Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California and the director of USC’s Founder’s Central Initiative. He also previously worked as the Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He has written many works about the challenges faced by founders of startup companies. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, with a bachelor of science degree in computer science and engineer and a bachelor of science in economics from Wharton. He received an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1999. He also received a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 2001 and a PHD in Organizational Behavior from the Harvard Business School in 2002.
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The Founder's Dilemmas

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