Source: Amazon

Source: Amazon

As most of you know I also have a day job as CEO of GreenQloud. I go to my mentor Brad Feld for getting a fresh perspective on things and in one of those sessions, he recommended that I read the book Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business by Matt Blumberg, the CEO of Return Path. I mentioned to him that I have ordered the book and waiting for it, Brad got Matt to give me access to a reviewer’s copy and I am really thankful for that.  I was suppose to be on vacation last week and I took this book as reading material, it was a bad idea. I could not put the book down, I was itching to get back to work to start implementing a lot of the strategies and ideas that Matt talks about. What was fascinating to me was the tone, language and the heart of the book. I felt like Matt was talking to me, giving me advice, knowing exactly what I am going through as a CEO. It was uncanny, I am pretty sure this book will become an instant classic among the Startup Founders and Startup CEOs. I am not going to go through the details of the book, go and get your copy, you will be pleasantly surprised. If you are a Startup Founder or CEO, you definitely need to read this book. For an excellent exclusive review of the book check out‘s William Mougayar’s post.

The book is broken into 5 Sections. I like the sequence of the sections:

Section 1: Story Telling

Section 2: Building the Company’s Human Capital

Section 3: Executing

Section 4: Building and Leading a Board of Directors

Section 5: Managing yourself so you can manage others

There were so many instances in the book where I felt my own voice in Matts words. It was just transforming to me. I am excited to get started on these ideas. It was exactly the material that I needed. Thank you again Brad Feld, for connecting the dots.