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The Entrepreneurship Growth Mindset

What They Don't Teach You in Business School

Published by Leaders Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

For first-time entrepreneurs who want a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of starting a tech company, The Entrepreneurship Growth Mindset gives the honest truth of what it takes to start a business.


As the co-founder and CEO of Holberton, Julien Barbier has seen all sides of entrepreneurship. He was at the center of a lawsuit days before incorporating his first business. He grew a successful eCommerce business after having everything taken away from him. And he watched his colleague start a company that became a Silicon Valley “unicorn.” Read his story and learn why a growth mindset is critical to entrepreneurship. 

Barbier isn’t afraid to share his missteps as an entrepreneur, because he knows so many are afraid. He offers a clear-eyed perspective on the all-nighters, deadlines, doubts, and successes that come with being an entrepreneur. This book truly defines the The Entrepreneurship Growth Mindset

Prepare to grow and take your first steps as an entrepreneur. Read now to: 

  • Familiarize yourself with Julien’s story, from a modest upbringing in Paris to fighting to change traditional education. 
  • Learn about Holberton and its mission to bring equity and inclusion to tech. 
  • Discover Julien’s insights on why it’s okay to spend time as an employee before and after starting a company.
  • Break down the components of an entrepreneur growth mindset and why entrepreneurship is never easy. 
  • Explore the lessons Julien has absorbed, from the best ways to approach funding to establishing a successful company culture. 

If you’re a first-time entrepreneur, you don’t have to learn these lessons the hard way. Let Julien Barbier tell it like it is in The Entrepreneurship Growth Mindset

Want to know if entrepreneurship is right for you? Pick up a copy of The Entrepreneurship Growth Mindset today and take your first steps toward achieving your dream.

About The Author

Julien Barbier is the CEO and co-founder of Holberton, a revolutionary new type of software engineering school that has no teachers, no lectures, and no up-front tuition. His innovative educational model is supported by tech leaders Jeff Weiner (executive chairman at LinkedIn), Jerry Yang (founder of Yahoo!), Solomon Hykes (founder of Docker), R&B singer Ne-Yo, and actor, producer, and social activist Priyanka Chopra.

Being a father to his five-year-old son and three-year-old daughter has also informed Julien’s views on gender equality both in the world and our educational system. Inclusivity and equality are baked into the DNA of Holberton School with a blind admissions process and Income Share Agreements that allow anyone, regardless of financial ability, to attend the school.


Previously, Julien was the head of marketing and community at Docker, arguably one of the fastest-growing products for software developers over the last few years, now heavily used by companies such as Google, Uber, Spotify, Yelp, eBay, PayPal, Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM. His innovative community approach is one of the key factors that led the company from a zero to more than a $1 billion valuation.


Julien was listed on Vanity Fair’s Future Innovator Index 2018 and was the winner of the EdTech Leadership Award 2017 for School Leader. You can connect with Julien on Twitter: @julienbarbier42.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Leaders Press (August 23, 2022)
  • Length: 220 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781637350294

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