Power to the Startup People by Sarah E. Brown

Summary: While a ton of proverbial ink has been spilled about how to “crush it” as a founder or startup leader, there’s very little in the way of guidance for how we employees can hack our own careers. In this engaging book, get the tools and tips to navigate the world of tech startups and make better decisions about your career along the way. Get practical advice on topics including how to ask for a promotion and raise, level up in your career, manage your boss, navigate startup failure (and success!), and more.

After reading this book, you’ll know the answers to the following questions:

  • How will I know if I should try working at a startup?
  • How will I know if the startup I’ve chosen is the “right” one?
  • How much does my title matter?
  • How do I balance startup life with “life” life?
  • At what point should I ask for a promotion, and if I don’t receive it, when should I move on in order to be at a higher status and stay competitive in your field?

Power to the startup people!

Reviews for Power to the Startup People:

"Many books exist for startup founders, but resources for startup contributors are few and far in between. Power to the Startup People is a comprehensive, honest guide for navigating the tech startup world from the employee's perspective. A must-read for those new to startups or interested in growing their careers." -Brad Feld; Managing Director, Foundry Group; Co-Founder, Techstars

"Finally, a book written by one of us, for all of us. This book is an insider's guide only someone who has been in the trenches can share." -Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

"This is the guidebook we all wish we had--an approachable, generous, and practical manual to being a contributor at a startup." -Carly Gloge; Robotics Product Manager at X; Co-Founder, Ubooly

ISBN: 9781948181259

Publication date:October 16, 2018

Page count: 196

List price: $16.95

Formats available: paperback and eBook

Book available at: