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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I’m not a fan of business books. But there are some great concepts that one can glean from business books and I’ve often wanted to find an efficient way to do that without buying the book and reading one chapter. Most business book writers go on a podcast tour in order to promote their book. That’s generally thirty to forty-five minutes and you will get everything you need from the book and maybe more. Books

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Startup Reads: 11 Books Every Early-Stage Entrepreneur Should Read

TechStars

In a past article, Five Pillars of Success: Curated Content for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs , I mentioned that last year I read 12 books. With all this reading, I’ve come across some great books. This book may make you rethink why you’re building what your startup—but it will also surely help you tell your story better… or get you to work on something more aligned with your why. . Every company should make this book mandatory reading. Go read the books.

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10 Books on Persuasion and Negotiation

Entrepreneurs' Organization

From EO Melbourne , we share 10 books to help you improve your ability to close—in both your business and personal life. It may be a tough hole to escape, but this book will provide you with tools to approach such circumstances and achieve appropriate results. Dale Carnegie’s classic self-help book was first published in 1936 and has become a source of inspiration to readers who want to learn how to win people. His book enables readers to learn their Negotiation I.Q.

Cassandra Bailey Launches Children’s Book Series Talking About Mom’s Job

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Additionally, Bailey is the author of a new series of children’s books about women just like her. The “My Mom Is…” book series offers moms from all industries a child-friendly way to discuss why they work, what they love about your jobs, and why it matters. Octane recently got the chance to talk with Bailey about the inspiration for her book series and her experience as an entrepreneur. . Can you share what inspired you to launch this book series? .

One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

Both Sides of the Table

Brad Feld seems to write books faster than I can read and write about them. This time he has written a book that is far more important than most management books you will read. Why do I think this is a “must own” book? The single best book ever written on this topic is Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It is also one of the books that most influenced me early in my adult life. Heck you can buy both books together for $20.

New Book From Techstars’ General Manager, Claudia Reuter, Encourages Women to “Lean In” By Starting-Up

TechStars

Hoboken, NJ (January 16, 2020) – In the upcoming new book Yes, You Can Do This! I wrote this book because I believe that if we can support more women who pursue entrepreneurship, we can change those stats more quickly, and level the playing field for others in the process.”. More than just a “how-to’ book, Yes, You Can Do This! is currently available for pre-order and will be available wherever books and ebooks are sold on February 19 th. YES, YOU CAN DO THIS!

Book Plugs: Midwest Futures and More

EntreWorks Consulting

I can highly recommend this interesting and idiosyncratic book. Let me also add another early plug for new E-book from the folks at VOX EU and the Centre for Economic and Policy Research: Mitigating the COVID 19 Economic Crisis: Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes. This book offers a very early but useful assessment on what will be needed to recover from our current economic mess. Book Plugs: Midwest Futures and More.

My 10 Favorite Books of 2018

Tomasz Tunguz

These are my ten favorite books from 2018. The (Mis)Behavior of Markets - Written by Benoit Mandelbrot, the Belgian mathematician who pioneered fractals, this book and theory inspired Naseem Taleb. It’s a powerful book on the uncertain nature of financial turbulence. When a founder told me about this book, I read it right away. American Pastoral is one of Roth’s finest books, and a Pulitzer winner. This short book is laugh out loud funny.

The Startup Community Way

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My friend Brad Feld has updated his excellent book on startup ecosystems called Startup Communities. The updated and expanded book is called The Startup Community Way and it is available for pre-order on Amazon. The book comes out tomorrow so you won’t have to wait long for it. The timing of this book is excellent. BooksThe pandemic has shown that you don’t have to live and work in any particular place to be productive and innovative.

The Most Important Book You'll Read All Year

Tomasz Tunguz

I’ve just read Why We Sleep , a book by Professor Matthew Walker, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at Berkeley. Despite the fact that’s we’ve not yet finished May, I’m convinced Why We Sleep is the most important book I’ll have read this year. As I read this book, I asked myself: Would I make a $1M investment in the stock market after a few glasses of wine? Imagine you came across this ad.

Secrets Of Sand Hill Road

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

One of the many great things about vacations is reading books. Vacation is the one time that I can really prioritize reading books (as opposed to everything else I read). I just finished Scott Kupor ‘s Secrets Of Sand Hill Road , a book for entrepreneurs about rasing capital from venture firms. That last part is important, this book is written for entrepreneurs, not VCs. It’s very much a “how to” book, more practical than theoretical.

How EO taught me I’m a no-good dirty liar (even though I wrote the book on honesty)

Entrepreneurs' Organization

See, I never meant to write this particular book, Honest to Greatness , about how today’s greatest leaders use strategic, brutal honesty to achieve success in their lives and businesses. I actually meant to write a marketing book because my biggest company, GEM, is a marketing agency.

Hiring for Bookings Capacity in Sales

Tomasz Tunguz

How much revenue do you want to book for your SaaS startup next quarter? The bookings capacity of the business is the amount of business a sales team should book in a certain period. Bookings capacity is calculated as: Bookings_capacity = ? In other words, a startup’s booking capacity is equal to the ramp progress of an account executive multiplied by the AE’s quota, multiplied by the expected quota attainment, summed across all AEs.

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Innovation Stacks and Crazy Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

In his book The Innovation Stack , he recounts how he and his cofounder, Jack Dorsey of Twitter, approached the problem of credit cards with a new perspective. In your book, The Innovation Stack , you talk about the difference between and entrepreneur and a business person. In this book, I use the term entrepreneur to suggest a rebel, explorer or person driven by more than just profit or event common sense. Submited by James McKelvey.

Which books would you recommend to a VC analyst-associate?

Gust

The Business of Venture Capital. Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies. Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur. Mastering the VC Game. A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms. Term Sheets & Valuations. A Line by Line Look at the Intricacies of Term Sheets & Valuations. Venture Deals. Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist.

Booking my seat on the historic first flight from Israel to the UAE

OurCrowd

The post Booking my seat on the historic first flight from Israel to the UAE appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. Israel and the UAE stand to create a partnership of prosperity that will warm the economies of both countries and transform the lives of millions in the region.

A Very Unusual Book about Startup Culture

Tomasz Tunguz

Orbiting the Giant Hairball is one of the most unusual business books I’ve read. Gordon MacKenzie, the author of the book, worked at Hallmark cards for 30 years to the day. In his book, he described the way he injected creativity into his working life. I thought it was a great book with three salient themes. What’s wonderful about this book is that it characterizes the point of view of a cultural iconoclast within a large company.

9 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Tomasz Tunguz

Some of the best content to be found about startups is locked in books. Thomas Kjemperud asked me yesterday for a 140 character recommendation of one book for founders. Instead I’ve written a blog post about the nine favorite books I’ve read over the last five years have helped me understand startups and the processes that make them successful. These are the books I go back to, time and again, when I have a question or I’m looking for an insight.

A Clever Hack to Reading More Books

Tomasz Tunguz

My perception of books was shattered in first grade. I yelled pointing to the book in my hand.“A My friend countered with a book of his own. Our science teacher told us that the books were just one person’s opinion. Each of our books were speculation. In that moment, books lost their authority. Each book has its own insights and biases and that’s what makes them so fascinating. Books can be expensive. $10

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Happy Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money

Entrepreneurs' Organization

He is a bestselling author of self-development books and has sold more than seven million copies worldwide. In your book, you write, “People who are confident aren’t that way because they are rich. Business/Finance Tips Interview book happiness happy money ken honda money EQ money IQKen Honda is the author of Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money.

New Book - Fix This Next - With Mike Michalowicz

Smart Hustle Magazine

It is this central problem that Mike tackles in his best-selling book, Profit First , and its recent follow-up, Fix This Next. In his books Mike goes into more detail about things like lifestyle congruency (how the business services its owners), prospecting (attracting the right clients), conversion (turning prospects into clients), and delivery of offering. . The post New Book - Fix This Next - With Mike Michalowicz appeared first on SmartHustle.com.

The new Berkus SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS COLLECTION – eBooks and books

Berkonomics

Announcing EIGHT new mini-books and eBooks by Master Entrepreneur, Dave Berkus , just released by The Berkus Press. Covering important business growth subjects, these books are a must-have for you and your associates. Featuring a total of 202 of Dave’s insights from BERKONOMICS and ADVANCED BERKONOMICS, these books are easy reading, cover important business issues, and help you and your associates to be successful in prethinking opportunities and risks.

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The Best Book on Building a SaaS Sales Team

Tomasz Tunguz

It’s the single best book on the topic. The book is invaluable for every founder, CEO and member of the management team because it not only explains how the Hubspot sales team is structured, but why the structure came to be. The book addresses the crucial relationship between the sales and marketing teams in SaaS companies, and describes the compact the sales and marketing teams at Hubspot reached to enabled each other to support and accelerate each other’s success.

The Best Economic History Books According to Readers

Tomasz Tunguz

I received a torrent of suggestions for books and decided to share them with everyone, in case you’re interested in the subject. I’m going to be working my way through them and just started the book on Keynes. Ray Dalio’s The Changing World Order books & LinkedIn posts : This was by far the most suggested work. Americana by Srinivasan : 2017 Best Book according to the Economist; history of the American economy

EntreWorks Insights–New Books Issue

EntreWorks Consulting

Check out our takes on new and interesting books for those with wonky interest in community building, economic development, and what’s next in our profession. EntreWorks Insights–New Books Issue. They were playing Christmas music at my doctor’s office this week. That’s too early! But, it’s not too early for the EntreWorks Insights holiday recommended reads issue !

The Most Important Book I Read This Summer

Both Sides of the Table

I also listened to the book on tape, “Shoe Dog,” the memoir by Phil Knight about the founding and evolution of Nike. But the single most important book I’ve read this year is “ Between the World and Me ” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It is a “hit you over the head with a frying pan” type book that forces you to think about the problems that exist in American society and our shared responsibility for owning solutions. I read an except from the book and was also moved.

A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

Both Sides of the Table

I can’t recommend this book strongly enough. The book is a memoir about an improbable journey from the working-class Hillbilly roots of Appalachia to the elite corridors of one of the top law schools in the US and the world of venture capital. What I loved most about the book is J.D.’s But the beauty of the book is precisely how human the characters are, how sincere the love is felt — regardless of familial flaws. In pursuing his insights in the form of a book, J.D.

Surveying Sales Leaders - How Coronavirus is Impacting Quotas, Bookings, and Budgets

Tomasz Tunguz

61% will see a decline in Q2 bookings relative to Q1. Sam Jacobs created the Revenue Collective , a group of more than 1700 sales professionals at some of the fastest-growing companies. With chapters across the US, Revenue Collective has broad reach within the sales community. I’ve known Sam a long time and he’s done remarkable work with this community. Recently, Revenue Collective surveyed its members about the impact of coronavirus on businesses.

One Book Every Entrepreneur and VC Should Own

Both Sides of the Table

No book. They’ve written this comprehensive book called Venture Deals that should be read by anybody dealing with funding of startups – whether you’re a startup CEO, CFO or other founder or whether you work in the ecosystem (lawyer, debt provider, banker, VC). It goes far beyond any other book I’ve seen on the topic in helping you understand the key terms, plan the negotiation and understand the motives of the various actors at the table.

The Best Book on the Fundamentals of Selling

Tomasz Tunguz

Which is the best book on the fundamentals of selling? I resonated with two concepts in the book: the 4 Seller Response Modes and the authors’ recommendations on how to prioritize a salesperson’s time. I haven’t touched on other frameworks introduced in the book including the four buying influences, territory management or other key sales books. The book is a comprehensive guide to the processes and frameworks for maximizing sales success

Enemy Of All Mankind

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We have a book club at USV. We read one book together every month and then discuss it over lunch. The book was written by our friend and former USV portfolio company founder Steven Johnson. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am looking forward to our discussion of it today. USV TEAM POSTS: BooksToday, we are going to discuss Enemy Of All Mankind , the story of the British pirate of the late 17th century, Henry Every.

Greg McKeown New Book "Essentialism". Why Less Is More.

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ramon Ray has teamed up once more with Helena Escalante , founder of Entregurus, to discuss Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Helena refers to Derek Sivers’ Anything You Want, in his book, “He says, when evaluating an opportunity, if it is not an absolutely resounding ‘hell yes,’ meaning full of enthusiasm, then it’s ‘no.’” The post Greg McKeown New Book "Essentialism" Why Less Is More.

[Freightos in Air Cargo News] Digital air cargo bookings continue to grow despite Covid-19 outbreak

OurCrowd

The pace of growth really picked up just over a year ago, he said, and added that around 10-15% of capacity in available tonne km terms is now available through e-booking.

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[Freightos in The Load Star] Rival air cargo booking platforms expand to keep pace with demand

OurCrowd

The post [Freightos in The Load Star] Rival air cargo booking platforms expand to keep pace with demand appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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How to write like the great entrepreneurs

Venture Hacks

You don’t need to read the whole book at once. Do it because you like books that make you smarter. Books Design Negotiation PersuasionEntrepreneurs are the best business writers in the world. If you can’t write, you can’t raise money. Or recruit. Or sell. I don’t know a single great entrepreneur who isn’t a great writer. Good business writing is clear, compelling and concise.

From Rookie to Rainmaker and Over the Rainbow

Entrepreneurs' Organization

We asked her more about her new book, The Entrepreneur’s Playbook: From Rookie to Rainmaker in Seven Steps. You recently released the book The Entrepreneur’s Playbook: From Rookie to Rainmaker in Seven Steps. Apart from startup owners and rookies, who can benefit from your book? We’ve made the layout of the book visually appealing and easy to reference. We want our book to be a quick and easy guide for any entrepreneur.

Venture Funding Trends Intact

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The NVCA and Pitch Book are out with their Q3 report on the VC industry and what they report is that the VC industry continues to be very active throughout the pandemic.