Good Stuff to Read

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
― Dr. Seuss



Vivek Wadhwa & Farai Chideya’s book Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology is filled with inspirational and cautionary anecdotes, essays, and perspectives from some to today’s leading female entrepreneurs, innovators, and technologist.

[entrepreneurial history] 

In 1809—when women couldn’t vote, own land, and often lived at the beckon call of men—Mary Dixon Kies was granted the first U.S. patent issued to a female.


Startup Genome, in partnership with Crunchbase, delivered an insightful report (prepare to read): Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2017


Fast Company on winners and losers in AI


Recommended and reviewed by Professor Duncan MacFarlane, Bobby B. Lyle Centennial Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship, Southern Methodist University.

The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers—Ben Horowitz
From Leadership to designing an organizational structure, Ben Horowitz’s book offers a pragmatic, enjoyable handbook to starting and driving a company, tech or not, through ‘peacetime’ and, for a start-up, the more relevant ‘wartime.’ This tight textbook is not a puff-piece written to extol the expertise of its author. Instead, it is a genuine benefit to the budding and experienced entrepreneur.

Marketing High Technology: An Insider’s View—William Davidow
It was in the telecom trenches in the 90s that I quickly figured out that a product manager in high-tech was radically more complicated than being one in a conventional industry. William Davidow helped bring to focus some of these distinctions in his classic, Marketing High Technology: An Insider’s View. Davidow was the genius behind that little ‘Intel Inside’ sticker that you got free with every PC in the 90’s and the 00’s. If one of the high stakes poker games you’ll play as a product manager is pricing, Davidow at least helps guide you through that crucial decision.


An October 2017 article in The Economist opines about flourishing American entrepreneurship beyond SiliconValley and Alley…


, a TechCrunch contributor, reviews the “What We Learned From 200 Startups Who Raised $360M ” study in “Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them.”

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