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The power law by Sebastian Mallaby


My notes

This was first audiobook I've listened to in a long time, since American Gods (which was amazing). I wasn't sure what to expect, but I enjoyed the narration.

Mallaby gives a fascinating account of how the American venture capital culture/ecosystem/industry has evolved, and how it is connected to and helped nurture the VC ecosystems in China and India.

The book doesn't talk at all about Europe, though. I don't know if this means Mallaby thinks there isn't much to say about European VC culture, but given how deeply he described the rise of unicorns like Uber, Google, and Facebook, I was just a little disappointed that he didn't talk about European startups like Spotify, Gorillas, Klarna, or Alan (I'm sure there are quite a few more).