Entrepreneurship & Investing

Entrepreneurship

Although there are many resources available on the Web about entrepreneurship, the following are a few good ones that I would recommend to study:

Articles about Entrepreneurship:

Essays and Blogs about Entrepreneurship:

Videos and Podcasts about Entrepreneurship:

Books about Entrepreneurship & Innovation:

  •  Entrepreneuring, Steven C. Brandt, Addison-Wesley

  •  Intrapreneuring, Gifford Pinchot III, Perennial Library

  •  Start-Up, Jerry Kaplan, Houghton Mifflin

  •  Founders at Work, Jessica Livingston, Apress

  •  Champions of Silicon Valley, Charles G. Sigismund, Wiley

  •  High-Tech Ventures, C. Gordon Bell, Addison-Wesley

  •  The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen, HarperBusiness

  •  Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Peter F. Drucker, Perennial Library

School of Engineering and Business Schools’ Entrepreneurship Programs:

In addition…two good videos that I particularly like:

Combining the idea and the skills – Chris Dixon from Andreessen Horowitz: 

 

 

Being an entrepreneur – Elon Musk at ECorner @ Stanford, 10 years ago:

 

 

Being an entrepreneur – Jessica Mah, co-founder of inDinero:

 

 

Investing

Raising capital, capital allocation, and investing capital is key to start and grow a technology venture. The following are a few resources to study financial markets and investing.

But if you make money, please give some back to the community, and if you are an organization, please adopt the salesforce’s model of giving 1% profits, 1% equity, 1% time back to the community. We want everyone to ride a bus in San Francisco, and everyone to be able to have an education and pay her or his mortgage.

Articles about Financial Markets and Investing:

Blog about Investing in Technology:

Books about Investing:

  •  Multifractal Volatility, Laurent Calvet & Adlai Fisher, Academic Press

  •  The (Mis) Behavior of Markets. A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward, Benoit Mandelbrot & Richard Hudson, Profile Books

  •  Fractal and Scaling in Finance, Benoit Mandelbrot, W.H. Freeman

  •  The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Random House

  •  Valuation Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, Tom Copeland, Tim Koller & Jack Murrin, Willey

  •  Stocks for the Long Run, Jeremy J. Siegel, McGraw Hill

  •  The Future for Investors, Jeremy J. Siegel, Crown Business

  •  Real Money, James J. Cramer, Simon & Schuster

Books about Finance:

  • The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means, George Soros, PublicAffairs

  •  The Subprime Solution, Robert J. Shiller, Princeton University Press

  •  Irrational Exuberance, Robert J. Shiller, Broadway Books

A class about Financial Markets:

 Yale’s Financial Markets class from Professor Schiller on Coursera

A lot of the content of this class is as well available on YouTube:

 

 

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