"There have been many thousands of pages dedicated to successfulentrepreneurship, but rarely a word spoken about leading asuccessful entrepreneurial life until the release of “StartupLife.” In what I consider to be the first must-read book ofthe year, Amy Batchelor and Brad Feld artfully tackle the subjectwith an astonishing level of transparency and authenticity. Nosubject is off-limits, including emotional struggles, sexualintimacy, financial decision-making, and family planning."
“One of the most appealing aspects of StartupLife is that Brad and Amy are not dogmatic. They offervarious suggestions from their own lives, as well as vignettesprovided by other startup couples, which Brad believes make thebook more impactful and balanced…Although the book’sideal audience is an entrepreneurial couple on the front-end oftheir relationship, even veteran entrepreneurs can learn somethingfrom Startup Life.”
Entrepreneurs are always on the go, looking for the nextstartup challenge. And while they lead very intensely rewardinglives, time is always short and relationships are oftenlong-distance and stressed because of extended periods apart.Coping with these, and other, obstacles are critical if anentrepreneur and their partner intend on staying togetherandstaying happy.
Nobody understands this situation better than Boulder,Coloradobased entrepreneur turned venture capitalist BradFeld. And now, with Startup Lifethe second book in theStartup Revolution seriesFeld and his wife, Amy Batchelor,share their personal experiences with you, and reveal what it takesto survive and thrive in an entrepreneurial relationship.
Engaging and accessible, this book offers a series of richinsights into leading a balanced life as a human being who wants toplay as hard as he/she works, and who wants to be as fulfilled inlife and in work. Based on the ups and downs of the authorsaswell as what has worked, and not worked, for other entrepreneurialcouplesStartup Life skillfully addresses how thevillage of startup people can have their workaholic ways whileleading rewarding lives in all respects.
Along the way, you'll discover some very useful strategies forbalancing entrepreneurship with relationships, including waitingfor a good time for real conversation (hint: it's not right afteryou get home from work), life dinners, quarterly vacations off thegrid, no TV in the bedroom, always answering your phone when yourbeloved calls, and much more.
While there's no secret formula to relationship success in theworld of the entrepreneur, Brad and Amy have found ways to makenavigating this territory easier during their over twenty yearstogether. Startup Life is a well-rounded guide filled withexamples and advice that can help you avoid the missteps that manypeople in this situation make, and succeed in both your personaland business life.