Want to Have a Startup AND a Life? Read This Book.

Just a reminder that Startup Life: Surviving And Thriving In A Relationship With An Entrepreneur, by Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor, will be coming out very soon. The second book in the Startup Revolution series, Startup Life addresses the unique challenges that come with being in a relationship with an entrepreneur. It’s such an important and often overlooked aspect of starting a business. When you’re throwing everything you have into your startup, how do you find time and energy for the most important people in your life? It’s never easy, but this book offers a chance to learn from those who have been there: Brad and Amy, along with about 20 other entrepreneurial couples. My wife and I feel honored to have been asked to contribute, and I’m so glad I could be a part of this valuable book. In this blog post, Brad says that of all the books he’s written, this is the the one he’s most proud of. In my view, that's really saying something (wait, even better than Do More Faster!?! ;-)). He and Amy really open up about their marriage, how they’ve worked to build a long-term, sustainable relationship, and the challenges they’ve faced along the way. Through their own examples and stories from other couples, they address a range of common issues and conflict areas, including communication, money, and children. In fact, this book offers some great insights for any busy couple, even though it is especially focused on the specific stresses and challenges of entrepreneurial life. Whether you’re embarking on your first startup or if you’re a serial entrepreneur, Startup Life contains a lot of sound advice, wisdom and ideas to help ensure that you continue to have a life in the midst of the intensity. The book will be available within the next week or so, but if you pre-order now, you’ll be one of the first people to receive a copy.
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  • http://twitter.com/afraymond Alex Raymond

    I’m on my second start-up and I concur that managing personal life, relationships and stress is absolutely key to staying sane and being successful. For a team of co-founders, managing spouses is as important as managing the business, since they are such a huge source of support at the beginning. Unfortunately most business schools and entrepreneurship courses never cover this kind of important topics.

    I’m looking forward to the book (just ordered it on Amazon).