I’m really happy to write that Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is coming to Boston to speak. The New England VC Association (NEVCA) is hosting the event. We found out that Sheryl was going to be in town, and so, we asked if she could spare some time. NEVCA announced the event this morning.
I read Terry Francona’s new book. He is the ex-Red Sox Manager, who took the team to two World Series titles and, at long last, “reversed the curse.” If you like baseball, it is a fun insider’s view into how a professional sports team is run. If you like following companies, it’s also an example
Brad Feld and his wife, Amy Batchelor, have written a book on thriving in a long-term relationship with an entrepreneur. I just read it in one sitting. It is that good. Entrepreneurs are most definitely interesting people, driven by some usually deep needs for achievement and/or independence. So, being married to one does pose challenges. I think
Every fall, I read again J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” and Ernest Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast.” I discovered the books in high school, and for some reason, I’m drawn to them when the leaves turn to brilliant orange and yellow here in New England. I’m not sure why I re-read them, now that I’m
I just finished reading Brad Feld’s new book, called “Startup Communities.” I read it cover-to-cover in one sitting during a trip back from NYC. It’s that good. I really like the following points he made: Entrepreneurs have to lead the startup community, not investors, government or service providers Government is ill-equipped to lead entrepreneurship. Politicians
I’ve been reading Bob Woodward’s new book called “The Price of Politics.” It’s about the early years of the Obama administration and the grappling over a potential government shut down and debt default. It’s awesome. Just like his books on the Bush administration, this one is well-written. Here are my impressions: Obama: Awful at connecting