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Bill Gurley

Bill Gurley is a general partner at Benchmark, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm in Menlo Park, California. He is listed consistently on the Forbes Midas List and is considered one of technology’s top dealmakers.

34 Recommended books from Bill Gurley

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  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street

    by Burton G. Malkiel January 5, 2015 Business & Money

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    4.6 stars

    908 ratings

    A Wall Street Journal Weekend Investor "Best Books for Investors" Pick

    In a time of market volatility and economic uncertain...

  • Bad Blood

    by John Carreyrou January 28, 2020 Business & Money

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    4.7 stars

    10,456 ratings

    The Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year

    A New York Times Notable Book
    **A Washington Post N...

  • Brotopia

    by Emily Chang July 20, 2021 Business & Money

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    4.5 stars

    341 ratings

    "Brotopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever uto...

  • Built to Last

    by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras November 1, 2004 Business & Money

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    4.5 stars

    1,334 ratings

    "This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or vi...

  • COMPLEXITY

    by M. Mitchell Waldrop January 15, 1992 Science & Math

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    4.3 stars

    245 ratings

    Why did the stock market crash more than 500 points on a single Monday in 1987? Why do ancient species often remain stable in t...

  • Catastrophic Care

    by David Goldhill August 5, 2021 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.5 stars

    147 ratings

    A visionary investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding coverag...

  • Competitive Strategy

    by Michael E. Porter June 1, 1998 Business & Money

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    4.6 stars

    661 ratings

    Now nearing its sixtieth printing in English and translated into nineteen languages, Michael E. Porter's Competitive Strategy...

  • Crossing the Chasm

    by July 20, 2021 Business & Money

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    4.6 stars

    982 ratings

    The bible for bringing cutting-edge products to larger markets—now revised and updated with new insights into the realities of ...

  • Expectations Investing

    by Michael Mauboussin and Alfred Rappaport February 18, 2003 Business & Money

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    4.5 stars

    88 ratings

    Expectations Investing offers a unique and powerful alternative for identifying value-price gaps. Rappaport and Mauboussin pr...

  • How Innovation Works

    by Matt Ridley May 19, 2019 Engineering & Transportation

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    4.6 stars

    967 ratings

    Building on his national bestseller The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley chronicles the history of innovation, and how we need ...

  • Lean Solutions

    by James P. Womack October 1, 2005 Business & Money

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    4.3 stars

    63 ratings

    In this landmark new book, James Womack and Daniel Jones deconstruct this broken producer-consumer model and show businesses ho...

  • Mastering the Market Cycle

    by Howard Marks October 2, 2018 Business & Money

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    4.3 stars

    959 ratings

    A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER

    Named one of the Best Business Books of 2018 by Business Ins...

  • Monetizing Innovation

    by Madhavan Ramanujam and Georg Tacke August 5, 2021 Engineering & Transportation

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    4.6 stars

    190 ratings

    Surprising rules for successful monetization
    Innovation is the most important driver of growth. Today, more than ever, compani...

  • More Than You Know

    by Michael Mauboussin June 11, 2013 Business & Money

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    4.4 stars

    144 ratings

    Since its first publication, Michael J. Mauboussin's popular guide to wise investing has been translated into eight languages a...

  • Negotiating the Impossible

    by Deepak Malhotra June 19, 2018 Business & Money

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    4.5 stars

    183 ratings

    Negotiating the Impossible guides readers through deadlock with practical advice, and shares stories of successful negotiation ...

  • Ready Player One

    by Ernest Cline August 16, 2011 Humor & Entertainment

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    4.7 stars

    39,135 ratings

    Number 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.

    “Enchanting . . . _Willy Won...

  • Sapiens

    by Yuval Noah Harari February 10, 2015 History

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    4.6 stars

    47,411 ratings

    Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.
    New York Times Bestseller
    **A Summer Reading Pick for...

  • Security Analysis

    by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd September 25, 2008 Business & Money

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    4.6 stars

    979 ratings

    "A road map for investing that I have now been following for 57 years."
    --From the Foreword by Warren E. Buffett
    First publis...

  • Seeker

    by Arwen Elys Dayton December 1, 2015 Teen & Young Adult

    “Katniss and Tris would approve.” —TeenVogue.com

    “This book will not disappoint.” —USAToday.com

    “Fans of Veronica Roth’...

  • Shoe Dog

    by Phil Knight April 26, 2016 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.8 stars

    17,507 ratings

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil ...

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