High Growth Handbook

High Growth Handbook

Well-known technology executive and angel investor Elad Gil has worked with high growth tech companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Google, Instacart, Coinbase, Stripe, and Square as they've grown from small companies into global brands. Across all of these break-out companies, a set of common patterns has evolved into a repeatable playbook that Gil has codified in High Growth Ha Well-known technology executive and angel investor Elad Gil has worked with high growth tech companies like Airbnb, Twitt...

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Title:High Growth Handbook
Author:Elad Gil
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Genres:Business
ISBN:1732265100
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:344 pages pages

High Growth Handbook Reviews

  • Robt.
    Jul 22, 2018
    A lot of excellent insights here. ...
  • KC
    Feb 08, 2019
    I saw this book recommended online, and was interested from the onset, as I am currently taking an interest in certain types of startups, particularly those approaching a high growth phase. Somehow, perhaps due to my exposure to common priorities of technical products, I thought this b...
  • Mason Jones
    Sep 05, 2018
    I usually find bits and pieces of useful advice, or at least food for thought, in the "entrepreneur"/startup genre, and that was true in this one. But in general that's all I got: bits and pieces. I think the book was compiled from blog posts by Gil, and the chapters end up feeling lik...
  • Bill de hÓra
    Jul 23, 2018
    A must read for founders, and I think also for engineers and product specialists for the insight it gives to all the other functions needed to make it really work. As someone who's worked as an engineer and a product manager, it was wonderful to read a book that barely focused on pr...
  • Ryan Lackey
    Sep 10, 2018
    Great book about the "good problem to have" of a startup -- after you've reached product/market fit, the scaling into an enduring organization. The book included a lot of interviews with experienced Silicon Valley executives and venture capitalists. Some of the interviews were prett...
  • Aaron Scruggs
    Sep 11, 2018
    This book was a fantastic birdseye view of how to properly scale a startup. While it goes beyond the magnitude of venture I am interested in, it had tons of useful advice and perspectives for companies of all sizes. The book left me wanting an entire library of handbooks that would ...
  • Shreef A
    Feb 12, 2019
    A collection of interviews with people who started, invested in, and scaled up companies. The interviews are organized into sections so you can jump directly to the interviews with the topics you want to focus on. I would have found this book very useful during my first try to star...
  • Andrus
    May 28, 2019
    Some of the content is useful, but the format of featuring mostly interviews is inefficient (for my taste). As an audiobook listener I ended up feeling that although I got a couple of good ideas, the amount of hours spent wasn't worth it. ...
  • Franta
    Oct 27, 2018
    Good advice for me and my company. ...
  • Mohammad Al-ubaydli
    Aug 12, 2018
    An extraordinary book, incredibly helpful to every founder because it is so detailed and specific. The content here is very difficult to get hold of in other ways because far fewer companies go through the scale-up phase than the start-up phase (most due along the way). And the ones th...
  • Joel Bastos
    Aug 15, 2019
    This book mostly reads like a series of interviews to influential people, like Naval Ravikant or Hemant Taneja. It goes over the specifics of a CEO role, the requirements for a successful startup, how to scale and possible ways to manage the company board. I liked the overview of t...
  • Emil O. W. Kirkegaard
    Sep 30, 2018
    Not at all scientific. Has a bunch of interviews with big name people, who share some anecdotes. Sometimes gives some decent advice, but mostly just fluff as one would expect from a typical business book. Could have easily been half the length without losing much content. Uses a lot of...
  • Carl
    Feb 10, 2019
    Very practical. ...
  • Manas Saloi
    Sep 21, 2018
    Big fan of Elad Gil and have consumed all his blogposts too. This book gives a structure to his thoughts on all topics under the sun related to startups. ...
  • Srdjan
    Jul 25, 2018
    Inconsistent. Nothing spectacularly insightful. Mostly solid and worth reading for an understanding of what going from 10 - 10'000 employees really means and an insight into the capital structures underlying some of the largest firms in the world. ...
  • Jiri
    May 29, 2019
    This books is great for an operator trying to scale a high growth business, but it would be best to pick up when you are specifically in that situation. It is really not much fun to read as a book as it is basically a manual on how to do many of the things you need to do as a founder i...
  • Prasanna
    Oct 05, 2018
    This was such a good book that I got my startup to buy 3 copies and give one to the CEO, another one to my boss - the VP of Engineering and leave one in the bookshelf. The reason is that this is one of the best presented books that goes into the nitty-gritty of what to do when you star...
  • Thijs Niks
    Aug 28, 2018
    Spot on book about the things you?ll encounter once your startup starts growing exponentially. I kept nodding my head, as someone who has seen Uber go from 1,500 to 15,000 employees. In true Silicon Valley style, the book is a little rough: Some of the interviews contain more inf...
  • Azhar
    Dec 25, 2018
    Super dry read but I found it to be incredibly informative! ...
  • Guillermo Trueba
    Sep 14, 2018
    Mostly CEO Oriented advice, but damn good advice based on the experience of people who went through that. The chapter that most apply to my job was product development and i want to try that model for my company. A must read if you are scaling a startup and you are a CEO. Read if y...
  • Andres Leon
    Dec 30, 2018
    This book only deserves 5 stars. The experience gathered here by these titans and of course Elad Gil himself is like a masterclass or hours of private tutoring - I mean, you?re accessing to years of experience from the best in the world in such a detail that is absolutely game change...
  • Julius
    Aug 28, 2018
    High level overview of what happens in high growth companies. Recommend this to people about to go through a hyper growth stage (if they have any time left). Many topics touched upon but not necessarily explored in depth. Have to give kudos for the range and quality of interviewees sel...
  • Yu Zhou
    May 26, 2019
    I read through the book quickly, and was able to learn useful insight about running a tech start up. Board management, executive team building and M&A are three useful chapters to me, as I do not usually read about these topics. A tech start up CEO is really spending time on strate...
  • Ryan Anderson
    Feb 27, 2019
    I really like how this book was broken up and the suggestion that you not just sit down and read it cover to cover, but focus on the relevant sections for you. There?s some really good advice in this book, and some stuff that was just not interesting at all to me right now. One n...
  • Manik Patil
    Jan 09, 2019
    Good compilation and an active reference book and that's why it took time to finish this. Powerpacked with great points from the usual Silicon valley icons. Overall, an excellent read. I consumed it as an audiobook at 1.5x speed. This book along with Blitzscaling and Exponential Org...
  • Dan
    Jan 29, 2019
    This book covers a wide range of interesting topics regarding companies, not necessarily their growth, but their overall management and development. It's good for adding 'common-sense fillers' if you already know a bit about startups. You should like this even more than 'Hard Things Ab...
  • Adrian
    Aug 27, 2018
    Really good managment book. Would put this book on the same level as management classics like 'High Output Management' (Andy Grove) and 'The effective executive' (Peter Drucker) ...
  • João Oliveira
    Aug 02, 2018
    After working for a few of these hyper growth companies, this is probably the best book on the mechanics of company building, Highly recommended for entrepreneurs or startup employees! ...
  • David Mytton
    Jul 26, 2018
    Even though I?m no longer CEO, there were still some valuable chapters which are relevant to fitting into a larger organisation. I found the discussions of how to hire and structure executive teams and the evolution of a product organisation useful. The interviews with experienced op...
  • Alok Kejriwal
    Feb 24, 2019
    If Moses spoke 10 commandments, Elad Gil gives you TOP commandments to run, scale, fund & exit a startup. For a few weeks I resisted buying the book due to the high price; now I regret every day I lost. The High Growth Handbook has a unique format. It clearly lays out the mos...