Maynard Webb - Silicon Valley angel investor, board member at Sales force and Visa, former chairman of the board at Yahoo!, and former CEO of LiveOps and COO of eBay - has long been considered one of Silicon Valley's most trusted sources of advice for entrepreneurs. Known for sharing his insight through personal letters to new company founders and entrepreneurs, Webb now reveals to all business readers what he has previously counseled to a private audience.
Dear Founder, a collection of more than eighty thoughtful, wise, and wide-ranging letters, is rich with sound advice on an array of business topics: how to hire your first employees, how to build and manage culture, how to raise money, how to set and reach goals, how to scale, and how to think about legacy.
These and dozens of other business-critical subjects are addressed with a blend of empathy, humor, candor, tough-love, and hard-won wisdom from more than forty years in a range of businesses from start-ups to established companies. Dear Founder is an invaluable book for anyone who wants to lead and succeed in any business.
MAYNARD WEBB is a cofounder and board member of Everwise, a mentorship startup, and a board member of Visa and Salesforce. A current investor in startups through the Webb Investment Network, previously he served as Chairman of the Board of Yahoo!, CEO of LiveOps, and COO of eBay. He resides in the Bay Area with his wife, Irene. CARLYE ADLER is an award-winning journalist and four-time New York Times bestselling coauthor/collaborator. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters.