The venture capitalist offers advice in his new book The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers.
FORTUNE -- In his new book The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, which arrives in stores today courtesy of HarperCollins, Ben Horowitz offers his advice on building and managing a startup company.
As the co-founder of the firm Andreessen Horowitz MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Mar 4, 2014 6:36 AM ET
The Andreessen Horowitz co-founder shares his favorite songs -- and annotates them, too.
FORTUNE -- Ben Horowitz grew up listening to hip-hop and to this day remains an unabashed fan. It's the music that he listens to, what's in his head a lot of the time and what often inspires him to write some management lessons on his blog. Horowitz, who has become friends with some of hip-hop's biggest stars, also MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 27, 2014 9:00 AM ET
Can the startup reinvent payroll? Major investors think so.
FORTUNE -- ZenPayroll, whose service helps small business run their payrolls over the web, is a tiny startup in a field dominated by giants like ADP (ADP), Paychex (PAYX), and Intuit (INTU).
Yet in the past five months alone, ZenPayroll has gone from processing paychecks at a rate of $100 million to $400 million annually. The staggering growth suggests there is plenty of MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 19, 2014 9:00 AM ET
And it's all about education technology.
FORTUNE -- In recent years, Google (GOOG) has made a concerted push into education, marketing Chromebooks in K-12 schools and promoting its Google Play for Education initiative to offer easy access to learning apps and content.
Now Google Capital, the company's previously stealth growth fund, is accelerating those efforts with a $40 million investment in Renaissance Learning, an educational company whose student evaluation tools are used MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 19, 2014 7:02 AM ET
In exclusive interview with Fortune, VP of corporate development Don Harrison discusses Larry Page's plan to expand into new areas through M&A.
FORTUNE -- Don Harrison became Google's head of mergers and acquisitions about a year ago. But he's been helping Google (GOOG) buy companies since 2001, when the company snapped up the Internet newsgroups archive Deja News, its first acquisition ever.
Harrison, then a lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 12, 2014 10:46 AM ET
In an interview with Fortune, Yuanqing Yang says that his company seeks to replicate its ThinkPad success with Motorola.
FORTUNE -- Fresh from signing a $2.91 billion deal with Larry Page to acquire Google's Motorola unit, Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang spoke to Motorola employees for 45 minutes at the latter company's headquarters outside of Chicago on Thursday. Immediately after that meeting, Yang discussed the deal and Lenovo's plans to compete in the MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jan 30, 2014 4:01 PM ET
Google CEO Larry Page admitted that it didn't make sense for Google to remain in the handset business.
FORTUNE -- After trying and failing to compete effectively in the handset business, Google is selling its Motorola business unit to Lenovo, the world's largest and fastest-growing PC maker, for $2.91 billion in cash and stock.
MORE: Can Lenovo do it?
After the deal, Google (GOOG) will retain the vast majority of patents it acquired with MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jan 29, 2014 5:46 PM ET
In 10 years' time, the website-publishing startup has grown from dorm room dream to Super Bowl star.
FORTUNE -- Andrew Braccia, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, often rolls his eyes when he comes across yet another list of the hottest New York startups. Most often, Squarespace, which he helped to finance, does not make the cut. Yet, he says, Squarespace is bigger and more successful than most of those that have MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jan 29, 2014 7:00 AM ET
Here's a hint: Apple and Samsung should be nervous.
FORTUNE -- In this game of chicken, it looks like IBM blinked.
The Armonk, N.Y.-based technology company (IBM) has wanted to unload its low-end, x86 server business for some time. Early last year, it conducted serious negotiations with the most likely buyer, Lenovo, the Beijing-based company that purchased its personal computer business in 2005. News of an impending deal, presumably leaked by IBM, MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jan 24, 2014 11:37 AM ET
Tuft and Needle is set to do to the mattress business what Warby Parker did for eyewear and TOMS did for footwear: blow it up.
FORTUNE -- If Warby Parker could disrupt the eyewear business and TOMS the footwear market, why not use technology to try to disrupt mattresses?
That's what two engineers set out to do some 18 months ago. The result is Tuft and Needle, a startup that began selling MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jan 22, 2014 10:11 AM ET
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