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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Messy Middle, written and read by Scott Belsky.   

Silicon Valley is full of start-up success stories; every day stories emerge of a new company with the potential for a billion-dollar valuation and plans for global domination. 

But what can we really learn from these stories? How many of these start-ups are genuinely successful in the long term? When nine out of ten start-ups end in spectacular burnout, how can we ensure our own success story?  

While most books and press focus on the more sensational moments of creation and conclusion, The Messy Middle argues that the real key to success is how you navigate the ups and downs after initial investment is secured. It will give you all the insights you need to build and optimise your team, improve your product and develop your own capacity to lead. Building on seven years of meticulous research with entrepreneurs, small agencies, start-ups and billion-dollar companies, Scott Belsky offers indispensable lessons on how to endure and thrive in the long term.

©2018 Scott Belsky (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Tonnes of great advice here, I'm giving it a second listen as way too much here for just a casual once over. This man has done his homework. Not a light book so be prepared to focus!

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Really very good

Tonnes of great advice here, I'm giving it a second listen as way too much here for just a casual once over. This man has done his homework. Not a light book so be prepared to focus!

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  • K. Mitchell
  • 05-11-2018

Really very good

Tonnes of great advice here, I'm giving it a second listen as way too much here for just a casual once over. This man has done his homework. Not a light book so be prepared to focus!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful