2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

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The hard thing isn’t dreaming big. The hard thing is sweating through the night when the dream turns into a nightmare.

Minimizing politics. Firing friends. Sustaining a CEO mentality. Surviving the Struggle.

While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are brutally honest about how difficult it is to run one, and how to navigate all the inevitable pitfalls and stumbling blocks.

Join Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, for a lively conversation about building and leading a business when there are no easy answers. Drawing from his storied career—as software engineer, cofounder, CEO, and investor—Ben will share practical wisdom, insights, and anecdotes from his own experience founding, running, selling, buying, managing, and investing in technology companies.



Ben Horowitz

Co-Founder & Partner

Andreessen Horowitz



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