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Benedict Evans is a consultant and long-time mobile analyst and pundit. He has been working in the media and tech industries for 15 years on the analytical/strategic side. He first entered the industry as a sell-side equity analyst for investment banks. Then he moved on to roles at Orange, Channel 4 and then NBC Universal.
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Secrets of Sand Hill Road
Venture Capital and How to Get It
Scott Kupor - Jun 04, 2019
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A Wall Street Journal Bestseller! What are venture capitalists saying about your startup behind closed doors? And what can you do to influence that conversation?If Silicon Valley is the greatest wealth-generating machine in the world, Sand Hill Road is its humming engine. That's where you'll find the biggest names in venture capital, including fame...
Benedict Evans
Aug 08, 2019
I am not impartial, but @skupor book “Secrets of Sand Hill Road” is a great manual explaining the mechanics of venture capital in 2019. Especially useful for people outside the Silicon Valley ecosystem wondering why their angel investor wants 50% and a 3X liquidation preference      source
Talking Prices
Symbolic Meanings of Prices on the Market for Contemporary Art (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology)
Olav Velthuis - Aug 19, 2007 (first published in 2005)
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How do dealers price contemporary art in a world where objective criteria seem absent? Talking Prices is the first book to examine this question from a sociological perspective. On the basis of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative data, including interviews with art dealers in New York and Amsterdam, Olav Velthuis shows how contemporary art...
Benedict Evans
Oct 08, 2018
@naval @semil (This is a great book on venture capital))      source
Life
A User's Manual
Georges Perec - Apr 02, 2003 (first published in 1978)
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This marvellous book is one of the most ingenious works of modern fiction, an entire microcosm brought to life in a Paris apartment block. Serge Valene wants to create an elaborate painting of the building he has made his home for the last sixty years. As he plans his picture, he contemplates the lives of all the people he has ever known there. Cha...
Benedict Evans
Aug 04, 2018
This is a great book, that touches on this.      source
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Au Bonheur des Dames
Émile Zola - Feb 26, 2002 (first published in 1883)
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Now the basis for the major BBC tv adaptation The Paradise, this is a lavish drama and a timeless commentary on consumer capitalism. The Penguin Classics edition of Émile Zola's The Ladies' Delight is based on an acclaimed, vivid and modern translation by Robin Buss, who has also introduced the novel.The Ladies' Delight is the glittering Paris depa...
Benedict Evans
Jul 21, 2016
This is perhaps the best book about the future of ecommerce      source