TechCrunch Giveaway: Ben Horowitz’s “The Hard Thing About Hard Things”

Ben Horowitz’s story is nothing if not empowering, fascinating, and — to many in our community — relatable. In his new book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building A Business When There Are No Easy Answers, he goes into detail about everything he knows and has been through, and he offers advice for entrepreneurs about what to expect.

As Mark Zuckerberg states: “Ben’s experience and expertise make him one of the most important leaders not just in Silicon Valley, but in the global knowledge economy. For anyone interested in building, growing, or leading a great company, this book is an incredibly valuable resource and a funny and insightful read.”

Larry Page calls it an “inspiring read,” and Dick Costolo says Ben’s “results are simple, thorough, and compelling.”

My colleague Leena Rao recently reviewed the book, and Horowitz told her in an interview: “I would have never wanted to write another management book. There are so many of them and everybody says the same thing about them, and they are all the same — they give the exact same advice. It’s like a diet book, they all say eat less calories, exercise more, and every single book has the same conclusion. So I didn’t want to write another one of those. But having been on the other side I really felt like there was a missing book, which was what happens when everything goes wrong, and you have set it up all right.”

We are lucky enough to have 10 copies of the book, signed by Ben Horowitz, that we want to give away to 10 lucky readers. All you have to do to enter for a chance to win one of the autographed copies is follow the steps below:

1) Become a fan of our TechCrunch Facebook Page:

2) Then do one of the following:

  • Retweet this post including the #HardThings hashtag
  • Leave us a comment below telling us why you want one

Please only tweet the message once or you will be disqualified. We will make sure you follow the steps above and choose our 10 winners next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. PT.

Good luck!


Update: This giveaway is over. We will update this post once we have our winners.