How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs by Guy Raz
Book filled with stories about startups, apparently based off a podcast. The book is pretty short and there are a lot of chapters, about 25 chapters of 10 pages each; each chapter revolves around some themes, such as bootstrapping or finding a cofounder. The book is around stories and examples of entrepreneurs who succeeded, the problem is that each chapter switches back and forth between several entrepreneurs, so it gets distracting with each company getting only a few pages at a time before the book switches to talking a different company. I generally don’t like this type of writing and I stopped reading after about 70 pages. There’s also a lot of survivorship bias, for example, the Airbnb founders are praised for their tenacity when they maxed out all of their personal credit cards in order to bootstrap the company, instead of criticized for their financial mismanagement.