本·霍洛维兹

    本杰明·亚伯拉罕·霍洛维茨是一位美国商人、投资者、博客作者和作家。他是一名技术企业家,与风险投资公司Andreessen Horowitz的Marc Andreessen共同创始人。他之前共同创立并担任过企业软件公司Opsware的总裁和首席执行官。

本·霍洛维兹(Ben Horowitz)名言

Nobody knows how to be a CEO. It's something you have to learn. It's a very lonely job.

没人知道怎么当CEO。这是你必须学会的。这是一份非常孤独的工作。

本·霍洛维兹

When I was a CEO, the books on management that I read weren't very much help after the first few months on the job. They were all designed to give you directions on how not to screw up your company.

当我还是首席执行官的时候,我读过的关于管理的书在我工作的头几个月并没有什么帮助。它们都是为了指导你如何不搞砸你的公司。

本·霍洛维兹

Most books on management are written by management consultants, and they study successful companies after they've succeeded, so they only hear winning stories.

大多数关于管理的书都是由管理顾问写的,他们在成功后研究成功的公司,所以他们只听到成功的故事。

本·霍洛维兹

I do think a lot of people are trying to do important things still, and I think it is really a great thing that entrepreneurship is getting easier. When I started, it was just much harder to begin a company.

我确实认为很多人仍在努力做一些重要的事情,我认为创业变得越来越容易确实是一件伟大的事情。当我开始创业的时候,创办一家公司要困难得多。

本·霍洛维兹

The bad thing about young people starting a company is that sometimes they do it for the wrong reasons or because they have the wrong skill set, but the good thing is that they don't have any of the old paradigms baked into them, so they have a lot of the bright new ideas that are harder to come by as you get older.

年轻人创办公司的坏处在于,有时他们是出于错误的原因或是因为他们掌握了错误的技能,但好在他们没有任何旧的模式,所以他们有很多光明的新想法,随着年龄的增长,这些想法很难产生。

本·霍洛维兹

In my own experience as a C.E.O., I would find myself laying awake at 3 A.M. asking questions about my business, and there weren't management books out there that could help me.

以我自己作为首席执行官的经验,我会发现自己凌晨3点就睡不着,问一些关于我生意的问题,而没有管理方面的书籍可以帮助我。

本·霍洛维兹

You read these management books that say, 'These are the hard things about running a company.' But those aren't really the hard things. The hard things are when you have to layoff half your company, or you have to fire your best friend. Or you have to figure out a way not to go bankrupt.

你读过这些管理书籍,上面写着‘经营一家公司的这些都是困难的事情’,但这些并不是真正困难的事情。最困难的事情是你不得不裁掉一半的公司,或者解雇你最好的朋友。或者你得想办法不破产。

本·霍洛维兹

You have to be responsible when you're running an organization, and firing people who are your friends is part of that responsibility.

当你管理一个组织的时候,你必须要负起责任,解雇那些你的朋友也是责任的一部分。

本·霍洛维兹