The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future by Sebastian Mallaby - Book Recommendation
Power Law is a recollection as well as observation of how venture
capital works, its impact on the modern economy, and the psychology of
the people who have made a success of it. This is a book that tells us
stories about how a lot of the most successful companies today got their
start and the profile of those who funded them.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT POWER LAW
A lot of Power Law's contents contain quotes and interviews from the power players themselves - the venture capitalists - thus we are not relying on hearsay or third-party quotes.
I also love the background stories and the improbabilities of some of the encounters. They add a conspiratorial flavour to the book.
This isn't necessarily a criticism but I felt the book was a bit too long. Still, it was a good read.
WHO IS POWER LAW FOR
Anyone with interest in investment, whether it is in form of venture capital, stock trading, ETFs, or otherwise will love the insights Power Law has to offer.
Many thanks to Penguin Press for providing a review copy.