Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur

Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur

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by Brad Feld, Amy Batchelor
     
 

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Entrepreneurs are always on the go, looking for the next startup challenge. And while they lead very intensely rewarding lives, time is always short and relationships are often long-distance and stressed because of extended periods apart. Coping with these, and other, obstacles are critical if an entrepreneur and their partner intend on staying together&

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Entrepreneurs are always on the go, looking for the next startup challenge. And while they lead very intensely rewarding lives, time is always short and relationships are often long-distance and stressed because of extended periods apart. Coping with these, and other, obstacles are critical if an entrepreneur and their partner intend on staying together—and staying happy.

Nobody understands this situation better than Boulder, Colorado–based entrepreneur turned venture capitalist Brad Feld. And now, with Startup Life—the second book in the Startup Revolution series—Feld and his wife, Amy Batchelor, share their personal experiences with you, and reveal what it takes to survive and thrive in an entrepreneurial relationship.

Engaging and accessible, this book offers a series of rich insights into leading a balanced life as a human being who wants to play as hard as he/she works, and who wants to be as fulfilled in life and in work. Based on the ups and downs of the authors—as well as what has worked, and not worked, for other entrepreneurial couples—Startup Life skillfully addresses how the village of startup people can have their workaholic ways while leading rewarding lives in all respects.

Along the way, you'll discover some very useful strategies for balancing entrepreneurship with relationships, including waiting for a good time for real conversation (hint: it's not right after you get home from work), life dinners, quarterly vacations off the grid, no TV in the bedroom, always answering your phone when your beloved calls, and much more.

While there's no secret formula to relationship success in the world of the entrepreneur, Brad and Amy have found ways to make navigating this territory easier during their over twenty years together. Startup Life is a well-rounded guide filled with examples and advice that can help you avoid the missteps that many people in this situation make, and succeed in both your personal and business life.

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"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."
—Forbes, 1/23/2013

“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.” 
—Forbes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118443644
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/14/2013
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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"There have been many thousands of pages dedicated to successful entrepreneurship, but rarely a word spoken about leading a successful entrepreneurial life until the release of “Startup Life.” In what I consider to be the first must-read book of the year, Amy Batchelor and Brad Feld artfully tackle the subject with an astonishing level of transparency and authenticity. No subject is off-limits, including emotional struggles, sexual intimacy, financial decision-making, and family planning."—Forbes, 1/23/2013

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