Here's the best of what I read in 2017. It was as good a year as 2016, if not better. My original shortlist was twice the length and it was very difficult to figure out which ones to drop.
In 2000, I joined hands with Deval Sanghavi and formed Impact Partners, at the time the first venture philanthropy firm focused on India.
I'd just graduated college when I read The Remains Of The Day. At the time I thought it was the best novel I'd ever read, and while that ranking may have changed, it's still in the top five.
I spoke earlier this week with a young founder, a couple of years out of college, and the conversation has moved me to rant. Not a rant about inexperience, though. Inexperience has its advantages, and experience has its disadvantages. This is a rant about taking on life risk.
The last decade has seen an explosion, worldwide, of organized entrepreneurship. Angels, seed funds, mentors, coaches, accelerators and incubators have proliferated (as have VC firms). And a (good) blog post can be found on just about every minute aspect of building a technology business.