Category Archives for Books

Zero to One by Peter Thiel – Book Summary

Peter Thiel, famed investor and founder, shares his personal lessons and thoughts on startups. This is a must-read for both startup founders and investors.

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Checklist Manifesto Book Review

Gut vs. Checklists – Which is Better for Startup Investment Decisions?

A contentious topic among early-stage investors is the use of an objective list of criteria (ie a checklist) vs. using gut and intuition when making investment decisions. We will review Atul Gawande’s book The Checklist Manifesto and discuss relevant lessons for crowdfunding investors.

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Equity Crowdfunding for Investors – Book Review

The book Equity Crowdfunding for Investors is still the most comprehensive, thorough, and well-researched reference as of mid 2019 for Regulation Crowdfunding investors. We discuss what makes it stand above the rest in today’s book review.

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Thinking in Bets – Lessons for Investors

This month, we review the book Thinking in Bets by author and former professional poker player Annie Duke. The book is all about making decisions in uncertain environments, whether that is in poker, investing, or other areas of life.

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Principles by Ray Dalio – Book Summary and Key Lessons

In his book Principles, Ray Dalio shares his life and work principles. We read the book and break out the key lessons for investors in this summary, including how to apply these lessons to Reg CF investing.

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Jason Calacanis Angel Book Cover

Angel by Jason Calacanis – Book Review and Key Lessons

For our first monthly investment book review, we dive into Jason Calacanis’ book “Angel: How to Invest in Tech Startups”. Find out what some of the key lessons and takeaways are for equity crowdfunding investors.

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Turkey Problem Investing

Four Lessons Investors can Learn from Turkeys

On this Thanksgiving day, what can turkeys teach us about investing? Quite a lot, as we will find out. Check out this special holiday post to learn about “the turkey problem” and how to ensure that you aren’t acting like a turkey with your investments.

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