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10 Books You Should Read This Summer 2024

Leading Blog

The Venture Mindset : How to Make Smarter Bets and Achieve Extraordinary Growth by Ilya Strebulaev and Alex Dang - (May 2024) Inspired by venture capitalists’ unique way of thinking, The Venture Mindset offers a transformative playbook for delivering results in a rapidly changing world from a top Stanford professor and a technology executive.

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Venture Capitalists Are Looking for Failures

Women on Business

According to an article in the April issue of Harvard Business Review , “Failing By Design,” many venture capitalists won’t invest in a new enterprise if the founder has never undergone failure. Did you know failure is one of the biggest indicators of future success in an entrepreneur? In other words, they are looking for… failures!

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The Leader as a Venture Capitalist

Kevin Eikenberry

He said that when striving for innovation, leaders should think like venture capitalists. Consider what venture capitalists do. But of all of the things he shared, one thing struck me in such a way that I am still thinking about over 24 hours later. The more I think about this idea, the more I like it.

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First Look: Leadership Books for May 2024

Leading Blog

Venture capitalists are known for their extraordinary ability to spot opportunities.

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Organizational Management Lessons from Joe Lacob, the Venture Capitalist who transformed the Golden State Warriors

First Friday Book Synopsis

This is really an interesting article by Bruce Schoenfeld, from the New York Times Magazine: What Happened When Venture Capitalists Took Over the Golden State Warriors: After racking up a historic N.B.A. season, the team’s owners— most of them from Silicon Valley — think their management style deserves some of the credit.

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Start-ups, Franchises, Venture Capitalists Oh My!

Women on Business

How to Get the Government to Promote Your Start-up. Recently there has been buzz around New York City Mayor Michael Blumberg giving support to a local start-up Zaarly. So how did Zaarly land a prominent leader to support their start-up?

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How to Make Your Tech Startup Attractive to Venture Capital Investors

Strategy Driven

Venture capitalists and tech startups are often inseparable. Venture capital investors provide tech startups with financing to facilitate their growth. Below is a list of proven ways to raise venture capital for your tech startup. Most venture capital investors finance a venture for four to six years.