I get a lot of questions about “the best entrepreneurship / venture capital books.” Q106 promises to be a good quarter for them as Tom Evslin’s hackoff.com: An Historic Murder Mystery set in the Internet Bubble and Rubble ships, followed shortly by Tom Perkins’ Sex and the Single Zillionaire: A Novel.
The Tom’s are both well known in entrepreneurial circles – Evslin for his most recent company ITXC and Perkins for being one of the founders of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. While Evslin has been innovative in publishing his book on the web in advance, Perkins has taken a more traditional approach, including a fun puff story in the Wall Street Journal.
I can vouch for hackoff.com – it’s a page turner that has me addicted to my daily hackoff.com RSS feed. Perkins – who is the ex-husband of Danielle Steele – will be a new experience for me, although the preview does feel somewhat Steele-ish.