David Mytton

Book Review (4/5) – High Growth Handbook (Elad Gil)

Published (updated: ) in Book Reviews.

Originally published on Goodreads.

Even though I’m no longer CEO, there were still some valuable chapters which are relevant to fitting into a larger organisation. I found the discussions of how to hire and structure executive teams and the evolution of a product organisation useful. The interviews with experienced operators from other companies also offered some helpful ideas, especially Marc Andreessen’s comments on the key tasks for startups after product/market fit.

I skimmed the rest of the book. The sections on funding and M&A were too light. Maybe a useful introduction for a handbook but not in depth enough and covered better in other books e.g. Venture Deals. Overall, worth spending an hour or two on chapters directly relevant to what you might be doing now but don’t read it in advance of need.