March 3, 2014 | Medgar Evers College
Medgar Evers College (MEC) is excited to feature Ben Horowitz’, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs. Horowitz will discuss his recently-published book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things. On March 6th, the book signing tour will make a pit stop at MEC. Horowitz’s boo, “draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, buying, managing, and investing in technology companies to offer essential advice and practical wisdom for navigating the toughest problems business schools don’t cover. His blog has garnered a devoted following of millions of readers who have come to rely on him to help them run their businesses. A lifelong rap [music] fan, Horowitz amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs and tells it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, from cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in.”
Publisher’s Weekly described Horowitz’s new book as one that “reads as a collection of war stories from the 1990s boom-and-bust era blended with platitudes from an older generation of established business leaders.”
Prior to co-founding Andreessen Horowitz, Ben Horowitz was co-founder and CEO of Opsware, formerly Loudcloud, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion in 2007. Horowitz writes about his experiences and insights from his career as a computer science student, software engineer, co-founder, CEO, and investor in a blog that is read by nearly ten million people. He has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Fortune, the Economist, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, among others.