BOOK EXTRACT: One thing about cancer, it puts things into ...

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BOOK EXTRACT: One thing about cancer, it puts things into perspective

In this chapter from 'So You Want to Build a Startup?' entrepreneur Matthew Buckland describes being diagnosed

Matthew Buckland

Matthew Buckland, whose death from cancer in April 2019 shocked the business world, gets to grips with being an entrepreneur in So you Want to Build a Startup? 

The extract below details his reaction on learning that the had the disease.

I don’t know how I got cancer, and I often ask myself if there is any use in wondering about it. I didn’t smoke and was only a moderate drinker – and there is no history of the disease in my family. Dr Google indicates that oesophageal cancer can be caused by reflux or heartburn as stomach acid enters the oesophagus. And I recalled my early days at Creative Spark, when I would get intense heartburn and reflux during periods of extreme stress while I was building the business...

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