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The fact that he writes well makes the book exceptional.
As Bill makes clear, the necessary and appropriate interaction between government and the free market to nurture innovation is broadly and completely misunderstood.
P.S. This is a dense book, and it took me a couple months to read the whole thing.
This book shifted my thinking about public policy more radically than anything has in a decade. What feels bad now to us can be good in the long run for the system. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kyle Eschenroeder
A wholistic view on how innovation is funded by both private organizations and the state is presented by a practician and a theorist. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Roman I
Clear analysis, intelligent and deeply grounded. If you want to understand innovation from an economic/ financial perspective, this is a great book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by A. Roux
Full disclosure. I am also a venture capitalist and worked with Bill for many years.
However, my review has absolutely nothing to do with the (completely accurate) VC... Read more
this book integrates several topics into a cohesive, well explained treatise on the economy and the role of venture (high risk) capital in it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Steven
This book is a very useful addition to a sophisticated library. Bill makes the great points that most innovations in practice require infusions of capital or policy support from... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Henry
In Bill Janeway's remarkable Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation and the State, the author posits a very useful framework for understanding our... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Drummond Pike
Bill Janeway has combined his extraordinary academic background with a wealth of practical first-hand experience to provide a book that should be essential reading to aspirants... Read morePublished 23 months ago by John C. Bogle