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Leo Polovets

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Order without Design
How Markets Shape Cities (The MIT Press)
Alain Bertaud - 2018-12-04
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This book argues that urban planning can greatly benefit by applying the tools of urban economics to the design of regulations and infrastructure. The author, a renowned urban planner with five decades of urban planning experience in forty cities worldwide, explains how markets provide the indispensable mechanism for cities' development, examines the spatial distribution of land prices and densities, stresses the importance of mobility and affordability, and critiques land use regulations that aim at redesigning existing cities instead of alleviating clear negative externalities. By linking cities' productivity to the size of their labor markets and discussing the new role joint teams of urban planners and economists can play, this book offers valuable insights for anyone interested in the welfare of urban citizens.
Leo Polovets
@snoble @paulg Started reading this recently, it's great! I'm probably biased because I believe in free markets over central planning, but regardless, I've been really enjoying this book.      fuente
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The Algorithm Design Manual
Steven S. Skiena - 1997-01-01
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"Practical Algorithm Design" is the ultimate reference for working professionals who use algorithms daily. The book demystifies algorithms commonly encountered in the workplace by clearly identifying and explaining them. It features a complete catalog of essential algorithmic problems, so readers can quickly identify and solve problems with ease. If you're looking for a comprehensive guide to mastering algorithms, this book is a must-read.
Leo Polovets
@VictorPontis Yeah the central concept of TSG is mind-bending. Have you read the Algorithm Design Manual by @StevenSkiena? Good, complementary book to CLRS. More about how to "think in algorithms" than specific algorithms.      fuente
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The Founder's Dilemmas
Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup (The Kauffman Foundation Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
Noam Wasserman - 2012-03-25 (publicado por primera vez en 2011)
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Learn from the experiences of successful entrepreneurs and avoid the common pitfalls of starting a business in The Founder's Dilemmas. Noam Wasserman draws on a decade of research and real life examples to explore the difficult decision of whether to bring in co-founders, hires, or investors to help build a promising startup. Discover how to split equity within a founding team, recognize when a founder-CEO should exit or be fired, and avoid disastrous mistakes that can strip founders of control and leave them without a financial payoff. With solutions grounded in quantitative data and insider stories of founders like Twitter's Evan Williams and Pandora's Tim Westergren, The Founder's Dilemmas is the ultimate guide to navigating people problems and achieving startup success.
Leo Polovets
@patrick_oshag 500-page book on common challenges that founders face (and how to solve them).      fuente
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Startup Boards
Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors
Brad Feld - 2022-06-15 (publicado por primera vez en 2013)
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This essential guide by Brad Feld explores the dynamics of a startup's board of directors. With practical advice on choosing the right board members, running effective meetings, and holding yourself accountable, "Startup Boards" is a must-read for founders and entrepreneurs. Learn how to manage Type A personalities, keep your startup on track, and reach milestones faster with the help of a well-functioning board. Get valuable insights from an experienced entrepreneur turned venture capitalist and ensure that your startup puzzle is complete.
Leo Polovets
@sbyrnes Agreed, best book I've read on this topic so far.      fuente
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Why Socialism Works
Harrison Lievesley - 2017-06-17
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Satirical take on socialism that challenges the popular belief that it is doomed to fail. This very short book provides a comprehensive analysis of why socialism works, despite the common misconceptions.
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@zackkanter      fuente
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Monetizing Innovation
How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price
Madhavan Ramanujam - 2016-05-02
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Learn how to avoid innovation failure in your company by starting with the price customers will pay, and creating the product for that price. This book presents a process used by Simon-Kucher & Partners to make pricing and marketing the guiding light throughout the product development process. Discover the 4 common red flags: feature shocks, dead on arrivals, minivations, and hidden gems, and how to avoid them. Get ready to innovate and monetize with this insightful guide.
Leo Polovets
@nbashaw Book rec: Monetizing Innovation by @MadhavanSF Follow rec: @patio11 A good starting heuristic is to regularly ask prospective customers for more $$ until a good fraction of prospects push back. Also think about pricing relative to how customers perceive the value you create.      fuente
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High Growth Handbook
Elad Gil - 2018-07-17
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Learn how to turn your startup into a unicorn from well-known technology executive and angel investor Elad Gil. In his book, High Growth Handbook, Gil has codified a repeatable playbook that covers key topics such as managing your board, recruiting an executive team, and late stage funding rounds. The book also includes interviews with some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, like Reid Hoffman and Marc Andreessen. This guide offers crystal clear guidance for navigating complex challenges and has been called a "trenchant guide" by Reid Hoffman. If you want to learn from an experienced operator in the Valley, pick up a copy of High Growth Handbook.
Leo Polovets
Founder book recs: Founder's Dilemmas by @noamwass (founder issues) High Growth Handbook by @eladgil (general) Monetizing Innovation by @madhavansf (pricing) Traction by @yegg/@jwmares (growth) Understanding Michael Porter by Magretta (strategy)      fuente
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Obtén Control de Tu Negocio
Gino Wickman - 2012-04-03 (publicado por primera vez en 2007)
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¿TIENES EL CONTROL DE TU NEGOCIO O TU NEGOCIO TE CONTROLA A TI?   La mayoría de emprendedores y líderes de negocios enfrentan frustraciones similares - conflictos entre el personal, problemas con las ganancias, y crecimiento inadecuado.  Pareciera que nunca se toman decisiones, o, al tomarse, no se implementan correctamente.  Pero hay una solución.  No es complicado ni teórico.  El Sistema Operativo Empresarial o Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS), es un método práctico para obtener el éxito empresarial que siempre has deseado.  Más de 10,000 empresas han descubierto lo que EOS puede hacer. En TRACCIÓN, aprenderás los secretos para fortalecer los seis componentes clave de tu negocio.  Descubrirás una forma sencilla pero poderosa para dirigir tu empresa que dará a ti y a tu equipo administrativo mayor enfoque, mayor crecimiento, y mayor disfrute. Empresas exitosas están aplicando TRACCIÓN cada día para dirigir negocios rentables y sin frustraciones- y puedes hacer lo mismo.
Leo Polovets
Founder book recs: Founder's Dilemmas by @noamwass (founder issues) High Growth Handbook by @eladgil (general) Monetizing Innovation by @madhavansf (pricing) Traction by @yegg/@jwmares (growth) Understanding Michael Porter by Magretta (strategy)      fuente
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Understanding Michael Porter
The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy
Joan Magretta - 2011-11-22
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Understanding Michael Porter is a must-read book for any business manager looking to achieve and sustain competitive success. This concise and accessible summary of Porter’s revolutionary thinking dispels common misconceptions about his concepts, such as the belief that competition is about being unique rather than being the best. Written with Porter’s full cooperation by Joan Magretta, his former editor at Harvard Business Review, this book provides fresh, clear examples to update Porter’s ideas and includes an original Q&A with Porter himself to answer managers’ frequently asked questions. With its eminently readable style, it will enable every manager to grasp Porter’s ideas and deploy them swiftly to drive their company’s success.
Leo Polovets
Founder book recs: Founder's Dilemmas by @noamwass (founder issues) High Growth Handbook by @eladgil (general) Monetizing Innovation by @madhavansf (pricing) Traction by @yegg/@jwmares (growth) Understanding Michael Porter by Magretta (strategy)      fuente
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