This is the story of Ben Horowitz. Starting as a lowly programmer, then proceeding through several steps on the corporate ladder ending up – as he defines it – a wartime CEO and then finally cashing it all in for the big bag of $$$ and becoming a venture capitalist. There are scenes in this story that are often rude and harsh but he stays at all times very professional and caring for what he does and for with whom he works.
The part that got me a lot is that it seems that during all his career he cared a lot for his work. No fiddling around, no laying low, but pure power and professionalism.
Enduring, navigating and fighting through hard things.