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Nanotech Fortunes: Make Yours in the Boom: Winning Strategies Hardcover – June 7, 2005
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"... It is a must-read for anyone considering investments in nanotechnology." -- Stephen B. Maebius, Partner, Leader - Nanotechnology Industry Team, Foley & Lardner (Law Firm)
"... fantastic resource for those looking to capitalize on the impending nanotechnology-boom ... a one-stop-shop ... has everything the sophisticated investor needs." -- Vincent Caprio, The NanoBusiness Alliance Event Manager
"... required reading for all market players, even sophisticated, high net-worth investors seeking a big edge!" -- Richard Goldstein, Senior VP - Investments, Moors & Cabot, Inc.(Investment Bankers)
"...I have come to admire his impressive understanding of scientific and technical underpinnings of nanotechnology." -- Erkki Ruoslahti, MD, PhD - Distinguished Professor, The Burnham Institute (Life Sciences Basic Research Center)
"...It is a must-read for anyone considering investments in nanotechnology." -- Stephen B. Maebius, Partner, Leader - Nanotechnology Industry Team, Foley & Lardner (Law Firm)
"...as close to a one-stop-shop as a book can get - It has everything the sophisticated investor needs." -- Vincent Caprio, The NanoBusiness Alliance Event Manager
"Darrell's book will be a real eye-opener for any nanotech entrepreneur or executive." -- Nathen Fox, Former CEO of Atomic-Scale Design, Inc. (Winner of the Award for International Nanotech Business Plans)
"Darrell's general business acumen is beyond question ... [I]admire his impressive understanding of scientific and technical underpinnings of nanotechnology." -- Erkki Ruoslahti, MD, PhD - Distinguished Professor, The Burnham Institute (Life Sciences Basic Research Center)
About the Author
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1. Is strictly an investment book. There is no science presented.
2. Contains many insights into investing that make sense. This is 90% of the book.
3. Warns potential investors of the pitfalls in investing in nanotech companies. No hype here.
4. The Appendix is a great resource:
4.1 Famous people in the nanotech world: 36 are given brief introductions.
4.2 Interesting nanotech books for non-scientist investors: 8 are profiled.
4.3 Informative nanotech newsletters: 3 are profiled.
4.4 Nanotech websites: 10 are profiled.
4.5 Academic/Government labs: 12 are profiled.
4.6 Nano-conferences: 10 are profiled.
4.7 25 important "small tech" public companies are profiled.
4.8 5 smaller public companies are profiled.
4.9 33 private start-up companies are mentioned.
4.10 Several leading nanotech research universities are listed.
4.11 4 centers for nanotech are profiled.
4.12 4 books for non-scientists are profiled.
4.13 7 books are recommended for investors.
4.14 6 page glossary of nanotech terminology is provided.
4.15 6 page index is provided.
Brookstein has a highly successful track record as a manager of brokerage hedge funds, venture capital ventures, and investment advisory firms. Since 1973, Brookstein has made a succession of shrewd, prudent, and insightful financial decisions that have immensely benefited those intelligent enough to follow his guidance. In particular, Brookstein oversaw a number of lucrative mining and natural gas investments for his clients, and correctly navigated the dot.com boom in the 1990's. His assertion that he tends to "read the tealeaves in advance of the crowd" is borne out by ample evidence. In "Nanotech Fortunes" Brookstein offers compelling evidence that the field of nanotechnology is poised for a boom in the near future. Unlike the dotcom bubble of the 1990's, the nanotech boom is based on a solid foundation of science, and a series of cascading nanotech booms will result in a staggeringly large net creation of wealth. When Brookstein claims that "the nanotechnology revolution will last decades and literally destroy untold businesses - disrupting and leapfrogging technologies that only a few years earlier, were considered cutting edge" he is not exaggerating. Indeed, Brookstein fastidiously avoids engaging in hyperbole or making unwarranted assumptions, and rigorously maintains a sober and lucid tone throughout the book.
Brookstein lays out a comprehensive course for navigating the perilous waters of nanotech investing. By combining experience, knowledge, and acumen honed over four decades of investing with the technical wisdom of a diverse group of highly regarded scientific experts, Brookstein has crafted a focused strategy that will avoid the pitfalls of more novice investors. Discerning which startup corporations are worthy of investment is a difficult task, and it is here that "Nanotech Fortunes" truly shines. Brookstein thoroughly yet concisely describes the myriad mistakes - ranging from miscalculating customer acquisition costs to funding researchers pet science projects - that beset nanotech startups. The author has compiled a series of metrics to judge which startups should thrive and outmaneuver their competition. Although no investing approach will result in a sustained 100% success rate, Brookstein's methods have consistently yielded substantial profits, and returns on his initial nanotech investments are already beginning to trickle in. Those wishing to understand, participate in, and benefit from the coming boom will want to carefully read "Nanotech Fortunes" sooner rather than later.
Darrell Brookstein is a managing director of The Nanotech Company, and runs [...] a website to which I have contributed articles and interviews.