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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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Book: The Wallstrip Edge

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I just read Howard Lindzon’s book The Wallstrip Edge: Using Trends to Make Money — Find Them, Ride Them, and Get Off.  It’s a really fun book – 200 pages of the inside of Howard’s brain.  There are so many things about Howard that I love including:

  • He is totally hilarious
  • He created Wallstrip, which was a successful investment for me (and him)
  • He understands how and when to use the word fuck
  • He twitters endlessly about his twittering (and stocks – especially Stocktwits, which he helped create)
  • Whenever I spend any time with Howard, I laugh at least once ever five minutes
  • He has this funny Canadian accent that is crossed with a weird Arizona semi-drawl spoken at a New Yorkers pace
  • He’s been a hugely helpful TechStars Mentor
  • He’s a self-proclaimed putz – and proud of it
  • He wrote about me in his book and was very flattering
  • He has a giant party in the spring called LindzonPalooza and schedules it on a weekend that I can never come
  • His blog is dynamite

I could keep going but you get the point.  If your path hasn’t intersected with Howard, you are missing out.  Howard will engage in a conversation with pretty much anyone, including my dad, so go for it.  And grab his book – it’ll give you a fresh perspective on public (and private) market investing.

Don’t take my word for it – take Fred Wilson’s.  On the back cover he says “When I first came across Howard, he had a blog called PutzOrYutz.com.  But he is anything but a putz.  He’s among the smartest investors, both in the public and private markets, that I know.”  Howard also wrote nice things about Fred in his book, but Fred (and I) both gave the publisher our back cover quotes before we read the book.

Yup – Fred and I are card carrying members of the Howard Lindzon Fan Club.  Lindzonville is a terrific and endlessly hilarious place.

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    Investing books run the gamut from bad to Mad and from the solipsistic to the sophomoric. Most are wasting your time with hackneyed investing tips ("buy low; sell high") or the author's idea of the latest hot stocks.70-236 exam Such books seem designed to get you to watch the author's nightly TV show or to buy their next book.70-270 exam

    In short, creating noise.640-863 exam

    "Noise is the investor's worst enemy," Howard Lindzon says to open his book, The Wallstrip Edge: Using Trends to Make Money — Find Them, Ride Them and Get Off. "It leads to fear, anxiety, and countless investing mistakes."642-642 exam

    Lindzon tells his readers to turn off the TV, stop reading the financial headlines, and to ignore hot tips from friends, family, or your neighbor's dog. Rather, Lindzon, creator of Wallstrip.com the web-based video program that mashed pop culture and the stock market, offers an alternative approach.

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    This is a nice book. I just read another review and thought I would look around before putting in an order for a copy. Nice review.

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