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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 - 2019-06-04
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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
2019-08-08T16:01:50.000Z
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
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Talking Prices
Symbolic Meanings of Prices on the Market for Contemporary Art (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology)
Olav Velthuis - 2007-08-19 (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
2018-10-08T17:25:21.000Z
@naval @semil (This is a great book on venture capital))      source
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Life
A User's Manual
Georges Perec - 2003-04-02 (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
2018-08-04T18:24:18.000Z
This is a great book, that touches on this.      source
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The Ladies' Paradise
Émile Zola - 2020-01-30 (first published in 1883)
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“The Ladies’ Paradise” (Au Bonheur des Dames) recounts the rise of the modern department store in late nineteenth-century Paris. The store is a symbol of capitalism, of the modern city, and of the bourgeois family: it is emblematic of changes in consumer culture and the changes in sexual attitudes and class relations taking place at the end of the ...
Benedict Evans
2016-07-21T19:08:29.000Z
This is perhaps the best book about the future of ecommerce      source