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Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Founder's Dilemmas

Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup

by Noam Wasserman

The Founder's Dilemmas is a book by Noam Wasserman that deals with the dilemma's that many start-up companies face when embarking on their ventures. It outlines a series of make-or-break decisions that founders of a start-up have to make. Noam Wasserman analyzes the fundamental trade-offs that founders are presented with such as:
. when to found a company
. who to found it with
. how to determine roles and responsibilities
. how to split equity and many more challenging.

Noam Wasserman is a professor at Harvard Business School where he teaches a class called "Founder's Dilemmas" that has become a "must-take" session for aspiring entrepreneurs. This book is the outgrowth of his research and that class.
Founder's Dilemmas is a great reference for founders of a start-up as well as early employees, investors, business persons, government officials or just the overall fan of entrepreneurs.