Mark Suster wrote, 2 days ago, a post named “Understanding the Politics of Tech Startups“.
Mark Suster persuaded me to buy the book Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal : “…First, I recently read the must-read book Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton. I’m friends with several people in the book and I’m sure they didn’t love being written about – nobody ever does in this sort of book. And of course it’s impossible to re-create an exact history [of Twitter] – especially since no individual actually really knows the “truth” or remembers everything perfectly.
But the book is a must read for entrepreneurs. If for not reason than no other book I have read about startups has so perfectly captured what it’s like when there is infighting, factions, disagreements, sexual relationships, power-struggles and lots of money at stake. And I can tell you from first-hand experience this is EXACTLY what goes on inside startups….”
Mark Suster is “an entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of VC”