Newsletter - July 2018
What we are reading this month


PRESIDENT ELECT
Will AMLO Deliver?  The Economist 
This is Lopez Obrador’s Plan for Entrepreneurs [in Spanish] – Josie Arlyn, Entrepreneur
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Donald Trump, and the Error of Comparison – Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker


THE TRUTH ABOUT BLOCKCHAIN
Blockchains versus Traditional Databases  Shaan Ray, Medium
Blockchain For Social Impact, Moving Beyond the Hype Stanford GSB Center for Social Innovation, RippleWorks  
The Truth About Blockchain – Marco Iansiti & Karim R. Lakhani, Harvard Business Review
Blockchain, Tokens, and Bitcoin 
– Research Report, CB Insights

2 B OR NOT 2 B
Why I Love B2B over B2C  Justin Kan, Atrium
On B2B2C Business Models – Alex Rampell, a16z
Pricing Lessons From Working with 30+ Seed and Series A B2B Startups
  Tyler Gaffney, First Round Review

CHICKEN OR EGG?
Lessons Learned Scaling Airbnb 100X  Jonathan Golden, NEA on Medium
Marketplace Theory and Dynamics  Jackson Square Ventures 
The Three Stages of Online Marketplaces – Casey Winters, Casey Accidental 
19 Tactics to Solve the Chicken-or-Egg Problem and Grow Your Marketplace
– James Currier, NfX
 
INSIDE A VC's MIND
Early Stage VCs – Be Careful Out There  Brad Feld, Feld Thoughts 
How to Talk About Valuation When a VC Asks – Mark Suster, Both Sides of the Table
Ten things I learned about venture capital in twenty-four years of trying to do it 
– Rory O’Driscoll, LinkedIn Pulse 
 
SUMMER READING LISTS
Top VC says every entrepreneur should read these 5 books  Sarah Berger, CNBC
34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down – Polina Marinova, Fortune
Thread: Books I've recently read and recommend 
– Marc Andreesen, a16z 

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