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  • Angel

  • How to Invest in Technology Startups - Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000
  • By: Jason Calacanis
  • Narrated by: Jason Calacanis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901

Over the past 25 years, Jason Calacanis has made a fortune investing in creators, spotting and helping build and fund a number of successful technology start-ups - investments that have earned him tens of millions of dollars. Now, in this enlightening guide that is sure to become the bible for 21st century investors, Calacanis takes potential angels step by step through his proven method of creating massive wealth: start-ups.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This audio book is worth millions!!

  • By BRAD on 07-21-17

Angels & Founders

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The book should probably have been more aptly named "Angels & Founders", as the extremely transparent advice benefits both angel investors and startup founders equally. My favorite aspect of this book, that's somewhat underplayed IMO, is you're getting advice from someone who's equally as passionate about angel investing as being an entrepreneur/operator...so naturally, he imparts hard earned startup wisdom to both angels and founders.

I'm glad that one of the most prolific angel investors in the world is at core, founder friendly...since he can 100% empathize as a current startup operator who has both failed and succeeded.

I also enjoyed the somewhat brash tone of the book. Like a tough coach, he's here to help you win, not coddle you. And if he sounds cocky...just remember, he waited to write this book until he reached 5+ unicorns and 150+ startup investments under his belt.

Happy Jason finally decided to write this book. Been listening to his podcast, This Week in Startups, since episode one...so this book was an insightful "behind the scenes" look at his life as an angel investor. Also grateful that he took the time to narrate the audiobook...mad props for that.

  • The Innovator's Solution

  • Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
  • By: Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor
  • Narrated by: Joel Leffert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536

Clayton M. Christensen is a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. Michael E. Raynor is a director at Deloitte Research. Together, they outline an innovative plan that urges businesses to create disruption rather than fleeing from it. Named one of 2003's Best Business Books by Business Week, this book is a Wall Street Journal and New York Times best seller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book...Drone Narration

  • By Pat on 06-11-13

Great Book...Drone Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-13

What made the experience of listening to The Innovator's Solution the most enjoyable?

The content of the book is great. Something every C and VP level manager needs to read.

Would you be willing to try another one of Joel Leffert’s performances?

No way...most drone voice I've ever heard. Puts me to sleep every time...even when I'm not tired.

Any additional comments?

Please get someone else to narrate this...and I'll actually buy it again to listen to it again.

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