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Picks by Seth Levine, Rene Ritchie, Brad Feld, Patricia Nakache, Chris Johnson


Here are your Picks of the Week for Friday, October 30, 2015

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We couldn’t easily ignore the brand new Apple TV that just went on sale today. It seemed right to include this beautiful Siri Remote stand by Studio Neat, picked by Rene Ritchie of iMore.com. “A really simple stand. A really talented group of people. This is just a really small piece of wood that’s custom cut, made in Austin, for the Apple TV Remote. Really inexpensive. It’s a great idea, it’s really good looking.” Really. Oh and here’s another great product video made by the one and only Adam Lisagor.

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Venture Capitalist Seth Levine, Managing Director of the Foundry Group keeps his pick short and sweet. “I like this one” he says of the article: Car dealers are awful. It’s time to kill the dumb laws that keep them in business. Super interesting if you’ve been following Tesla or have been looking to buy a car recently (which I have!). Enjoy

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Okay this one looks super cool, you HAVE to watch the product video. Brad Feld, also a Venture Capitalist, Managing Director of Foundry Group picks the Glowforge 3D laser printer. “Biggest crowdfunding campaign ever – $27m in 30 days. Disclosure – I’m an investor.”

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This one’s a classic, of course, in the business world. So I won’t be surprised if you’ve all already read it. Patricia Nakache, General Partner at Trinity Ventures, picks Good to Great by Jim Collins. No surprises here as she says it’s on her list of favourite business books. “I’ve always been a fan of Jim Collins from my days at Stanford Business School.”

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Chris Johnson, CEO of Simplifilm, picks Thirty Years War by CV Wedgwood. “Written in 1938, about late medeval Europe. It was a war/quagmire where nothing was gained, nothing was won, generations were lost.” Chris also says he read this blogpost about the book.

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