Early Stage Venture Capital Investments

The Angel Investor's Handbook: How to Profit from Early-Stage Investing.
by Gerald A. Benjamin, Joel Margulis (Bloomberg Press) 2001

A hands-on manual for profiting from early-stage, private equity deals: how to develop investment criteria and overall game plans, locate viable investment opportunities, assess and manage risks, negotiate the most favorable deal terms, conduct thorough due diligence, and plan the all-important exit strategy.

Winning Angels: The 7 Fundamentals of Early Stage Investing
by David Amis, Howard H.(Financial Times Prentice Hall) 2001

The expert, start-to-finish guide to achieving huge returns as an angel investor. Seven fundamentals to successful angel investing: sourcing, evaluating, valuing, structuring, negotiating, monitoring, and harvesting. Tools, tactics, strategies, real-world examples, and case studies. Interviews with over 50 leading-known angels.

Classic Strategy

Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance. by Michael E. Porter ( Free Press) 1985
The classic Harvard Business school book on the strategic framework to build company futures. A must read for competitive analysis, value-chain optimization, and strategic modeling.

Profit Patterns: 30 Ways to Anticipate and Profit from Strategic Forces Reshaping your Business. by Adrian J. Slywotzky and David J. Morrison. ( Times Business) 1999
The Mercer Management strategists further explore the "Profit Zone" concept with thirty approaches to winning


High Tech Startups by John L. Neishem, Simon and Schuster, 1997
This is a manual for creative people to become more successful in the process of converting a good idea into a financeable business.


Brand Leadership by David Aaker, The Free Press, 2000
Contains a look at the importance of brand equity, one of the most crucial elements for thriving and surviving in today's Global marketplace.

Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers into Friends, and Friends into Customers by Seth Godin (Simon & Schuster) 2000
Permission Marketing explains the differences between Interruption Marketing (old-style newspaper, TV and radio ads) and Permission Marketing--where visitors ask to be kept informed and willingly share information about themselves and their purchasing needs


Customers.com: How to Create a Profitable Business Strategy for the Internet and Beyond by Patricia B. Seybold, Times Books/Random House, 1998
Insight on how e-commerce initiatives have placed some companies ahead of their competitors.

Digital Darwinism: Seven Breakthrough Business Strategies for Surviving in the Cutthroat Web Economy by Evan I. Schwarz ( Broadway Books) 2000
Describes the quick business changes crated by the evolution of the Internet.

Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy by Carl Shapiro and Hal R. Varian ( Harvard School Press). 2000
How the network economy functions and why some companies succeed more spectacularly than others, despite having better technology,.

Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs by Don Tapscott, David Ticoll, Alex Lowy, Harvard Business School Press, 2000
The authors offer an overview of the business webs, explaining that these partnerships are the new model for wealth creation

Executive's Guide to E-Business : From Tactics to Strategy by Martin Deise, John Wiley & Sons, 2000
How to develop new relationships with customers, distributors, resellers/retailers, suppliers, logistics providers, and business partners through electronic commerce

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