2015 Updated Reading List
Valley Boy: The Education of Tom Perkins
Tom Perkins **
– pretty good book about the start of venture capital. It becomes clear by mid-book that Tom is - very - proud of his accomplishments across all spectres of his life, so one may get a bit annoyed with his writing. Suggested for those who are looking for the nth piece of trivia on silicon valley, but not for those starting to learn about it. Much better to watch the documentary on the pioneers of the valley, that tells Tom’s story, and Arthur Rock’s, and Gene Kleiner’s, and Pitch Johnson’s, etc.
Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
Ryan Holiday ****
– very interesting look at the state of media 2.0, i.e., Business Insiders, TechCrunches, Gizmodos, Politicos, and the sort. Basically, these new institutions respect no established journalism practices (like checking sources, getting multiple views on a subject,...
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