Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business
Hardcover – September 11, 2018
Wise, practical, and profitable letters to entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and business owners in every field―from a leading executive, investor, and business founder
More than 600,000 new businesses are launched each year. How can a start-up find the funding it needs to survive? When, if at all, should a company go public? How does an entrepreneur build and manage a workplace―and create a lasting legacy?
Maynard Webb has helped found, fund, and grow dozens of successful companies, and has driven strategic change at Salesforce, eBay, Everwise, and Visa, among other worldwide corporations. Known for offering savvy insight, encouragement, and a dose of reality in the form of engaging personal letters to a select group of business leaders, Webb now shares his lessons with the rest of America’s aspiring entrepreneurs―at any age and stage in their careers―in Dear Founder.
Featuring more than eighty inspiring, informative, and instructive letters, Dear Founder is rich with sound advice on an array of business topics, from turning your idea into a reality to building a culture, to reaching key financial goals. This book is an indispensable guide to navigating the realities, risks, and rewards of being your own boss―and founding the company of your dreams.
About the Author
MAYNARD WEBB is an investor in startups through the Webb Investment Network, which he founded. He is a cofounder and board member of Everwise, a mentorship startup, and a board member of Visa and Salesforce, as well as the author of the New York Times bestselling Rebooting Work, with Carlye Adler. Previously he served as Chairman of the Board of Yahoo!, CEO of LiveOps, and COO of eBay. He resides in the Bay Area with his wife, Irene.
CARLYE ADLER is an award-winning journalist and four-time New York Times bestselling coauthor/collaborator. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters.