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The Launch Pad

Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups
Lu par : René Ruiz
Durée : 8 h et 49 min
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Twice a year in the heart of Silicon Valley, a small investment firm called Y Combinator selects an elite group of young entrepreneurs from around the world for three months of intense work and instruction. Their brand-new two- or three-person start-ups are given a seemingly impossible challenge: to turn a raw idea into a viable business, fast.

Each YC session culminates in a demo day, when investors and venture capitalists flock to hear pitches from the new graduates. Any one of them might turn out to be the next Dropbox (class of 2007, now valued at $5 billion) or Airbnb (2009, $1.3 billion).

Randall Stross is the first journalist to have fly-on-the-wall access to Y Combinator. He tells the full story of how Paul Graham started this ultra exclusive institution, how it chooses among hundreds of aspiring Mark Zuckerbergs, and how it teaches them to go from concept to profitability in record time.

©2012 Randall Stross (P)2012 Random House Audio

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  • Andrew
  • 30/12/2015

Soothing

This book eliminated the fear of failure, and replaced it with a childish and nerdy excitement for starting a start-up.

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  • Christian Martinez
  • 15/04/2018

On Towards a New Journey

An awesome tale describing the whole 3 month crucible at YCombinator’s startup program. The author takes you from start day - describing some of the ideas of the batch, to demo day. Along the way, we learn a few things about the founders. We learn their troubles, and listen to their thinking process when conjuring new ideas.

I listened to the book on Audible. The narrator performed well. Really enjoyed his clear voice.

A motivating book that was much needed for myself. This book has motivated me towards a new journey - the startup journey.

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  • Craig
  • 04/09/2013

Must have for startup folks

What made the experience of listening to The Launch Pad the most enjoyable?

The story was interesting the whole time and the information was useful

What did you like best about this story?

For someone thinking about startups the book gave an insight into the ups and downs of a startup

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  • Roy Andre Tollefsen
  • 12/08/2018

Great book!

Great book! Would have loved to hear more from the YC attendees, pre-work and post batch.

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  • KALVIN TUEL
  • 22/06/2018

This book is very inspiring.

The reader of this has a very pleasant voice. The content of the book walks the reader/listener through a transformative process. They highlight that anyone can accomplish what once seemed impossible.

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  • C. MERRITT
  • 02/04/2018

No conclusions

A good recap of one class of Y Combinator, but no broad conclusions about efficacy or methodologies for innovators to follow.

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  • Scott
  • 13/11/2017

Best audiobook for yc applicant

Must read for yc applicants.
You can see what Paul Graham and Sam Wants
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  • Splento Photographers On Demand
  • 11/08/2017

I wish I read it two years ago

Great book. Very insightful and educational. As the leading photography platform (think Uber for professional photographers) we thought Splento was an ideal fit for YC. This book clearly explains why it wasn't. Having a great business and team do not necessarily matter, both team and idea have to be right for YC and tick certain boxes. So if you are an aspiring entrepreneur thinking of applying to YC, read this book first to save yourself time and disappointment.

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  • Dan Collins
  • 19/07/2017

Start-up Myths and Legends

So you want to be a part of a tech start-up? This book is not meant to dissuade but it might end up doing just that. By taking the listener through a typical 3-month yCombibator batch the author can genuinely make you vicariously feel the dizzying highs after your team gets selected and the absolute misery of the trough after you "graduate ". Great ride!

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  • Roberto Rodriguez
  • 14/07/2017

I really liked this book

Very interesting book for entrepenour, from begginning to end, it gives the a real vision of what is like to be in an accelerator program. This. book is a must to read for all entrepeneurs interested in be part of one.

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  • Thomas
  • 30/05/2016

Erzählung ohne Message

Auch nach 2 Stunden leider nur eine Aneinanderreihung von recht langweiligen Erfahrungsberichten. Vermisst wird die Message des Buchs.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26/11/2017

If only...

I had found this before I applied. That being said perhaps my application would have been to polished and therefore rejected.

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  • Marcus
  • 23/04/2017

entertaining documentation and a lot of insights

lot of information , well presented and good to hear several times. like the culture and thoughts compared to the rest of the world.