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T woman investing partner at white glove Menlo Ventures invested in McAfee Hotmail Acme Packet and F5 Networks As her star was still rising at Menlo a personal crisis would turn her into an activist overnight inspiring her to found an all women's investment group and a national nonprofit for girlsThese women juggling work and family shaped the tech landscape we know today while overcoming uneual pay actual punches betrayals and the sexist attitudes prevalent in Silicon Valley and in male dominated industries everywhere Despite the setbacks they would rise again to rewrite the rules for an industry they love In Alpha Girls Guthrie reveals their untold stories. This book offers a view of a profession that not many people know about I found the interaction between the venture capital list and the corporate founders to be most interesting this is a great insider look at how ideas become companies It was also interesting to follow the careers of the women profiled Reiki A Comprehensive Guide juggling work and family shaped the tech landscape we know today while overcoming uneual pay actual punches betrayals and the sexist attitudes prevalent in Silicon Valley and in male dominated industries everywhere Despite the setbacks they would rise again to rewrite the rules for an industry they love In Alpha Girls Guthrie reveals their untold stories. This book offers a view of a profession that not many people know about I found the interaction between the venture capital list and the corporate founders to be most interesting this is a great insider look at how ideas become companies It was also interesting to follow the careers of the women profiled

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Anies to commercialize internet access and help Marc Benioff build Salesforce Mary Jane El went from the corn fields of Indiana to Stanford and on to the storied venture capital firm IVP where she was one of the first women in the US to make partner only to be pulled back from the glass ceiling by expectations at home Theresia Gouw an overachieving first generation Asian American from a working class town dominated the foosball tables at Brown she would later reluctantly let Sergey Brin win to help Accel Partners court Google before she helped land and build companies including Facebook Trulia Imperva and ForeScout Sonja Hoel a Southerner who became the firs. Interesting book about these women venture capitalist pioneers We never hear about women VC s and their successes I m happy to know their stories and appreciate the author researching and reporting the stories The authors note at end should be the beginning in my opinion On the other hand I am not a fan of the story telling style bouncing between four women s stories Why not just tell one whole story followed by the next At least until they come together The Burning The Haunting of Grey Hills just tell one whole story followed by the next At least until they come together

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An unforgettable story of four women who through grit and ingenuity became stars in the cutthroat high stakes male dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley and helped build some of the foremost companies of our time In Alpha Girls award winning journalist Julian Guthrie takes readers behind the closed doors of venture capital an industry that transforms economies and shapes how we live We follow the lives and careers of four women who were largely written out of history until nowMagdalena Yesil who arrived in America from Turkey with 43 to her name would go on to receive her electrical engineering degree from Stanford found some of the first comp. Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestDNF p176This is a tough review to write because I did like the beginning of the book I just felt like it was too long and the subject matter was a little too uninteresting Part of that is also on me because I misunderstood what the book was about The subheading the women upstarts who took on Silicon Valley s male culture and made the deals of a lifetime made me think it was going to be about women in tech engineers and creators and CEOs who ended up in Fortune 500 companies But no This book is about four venture capitalists who are women who ended up making bank by investing in said Fortune 500 companies at the right time and place which is slightly less impressive imo With rich people I think there is a temptation to paint their stories as a sort of rags to riches fairytale that seems easy because we want it to be easy because most of us think that we would like to be rich The problem is that even if you have the skills and the know how you aren t going to be rich if you don t also have luck and privilege The women in this book Magdalena Yesil Mary Jane Hanna Theresia Gouw and Sonja Hoel had luck and some of them had privilege even though a lot of them started out in lower middle income situations they were in families who mostly supported their endeavors and provided them with the right schooling and intellectual tools to get to the positions that they currently holdThere is nothing wrong with having privilege but it is important to acknowledge it and understand that success often walks hand in hand with privilege and that going to the right schools and learning the right things and meeting the right people are integral aspects of success Likewise even though this book is painted as a girl power effort most of the women in this book don t seem to identify as feminists and some of them even seemed almost anti feminist There was one woman mentioned in here a CEO I think not one of the 4 VCs who said that she didn t speak at women only conferences like that was something to pat herself on the back over or that women only conferences were somehow lesser That kind of stuck in my craw a bit I also didn t really like how in order to be successful most of these women seemed to feel the need to dress and act in a masculine way I get why they felt the need to do that but at the same time it wasn t a very empowering message It kind of gives off a it s a man s world baby and you either gotta play the game or go home vibe UghMy favorite part of the book was about these women s uniue upbringings and how they got into the business world However it uickly became cyclical and repetitive There are only so many permutations of and then they closed the deal and made tons of money one can stand before one starts to feel kind of bored I ve had this similar complaint about a couple of other nonfiction books I ve read recently where the concept was interesting but not enough to merit an entire book and it started to feel like a very padded out Forbes or Bloomberg articleI think that unless you re a high up in a tech company or an aspiring venture capitalist this book probably won t be for you I work in the tech world and was looking for something affirmative and this book really wasn t it Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 15 to 2 stars Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark journalist Julian Guthrie takes readers behind the closed doors of venture capital an industry that transforms economies and shapes how we live We follow the lives and careers of four women who were largely written out of history until nowMagdalena Yesil who arrived in America from Turkey with 43 to her name would go on to receive her electrical engineering degree from Stanford found some of the first comp. Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestDNF p176This is a tough review to write because I did like the beginning of the book I I Love You Almost Always just felt like it was too long and the subject matter was a little too uninteresting Part of that is also on me because I misunderstood what the book was about The subheading the women upstarts who took on Silicon Valley s male culture and made the deals of a lifetime made me think it was going to be about women in tech engineers and creators and CEOs who ended up in Fortune 500 companies But no This book is about four venture capitalists who are women who ended up making bank by investing in said Fortune 500 companies at the right time and place which is slightly less impressive imo With rich people I think there is a temptation to paint their stories as a sort of rags to riches fairytale that seems easy because we want it to be easy because most of us think that we would like to be rich The problem is that even if you have the skills and the know how you aren t going to be rich if you don t also have luck and privilege The women in this book Magdalena Yesil Mary Jane Hanna Theresia Gouw and Sonja Hoel had luck and some of them had privilege even though a lot of them started out in lower middle income situations they were in families who mostly supported their endeavors and provided them with the right schooling and intellectual tools to get to the positions that they currently holdThere is nothing wrong with having privilege but it is important to acknowledge it and understand that success often walks hand in hand with privilege and that going to the right schools and learning the right things and meeting the right people are integral aspects of success Likewise even though this book is painted as a girl power effort most of the women in this book don t seem to identify as feminists and some of them even seemed almost anti feminist There was one woman mentioned in here a CEO I think not one of the 4 VCs who said that she didn t speak at women only conferences like that was something to pat herself on the back over or that women only conferences were somehow lesser That kind of stuck in my craw a bit I also didn t really like how in order to be successful most of these women seemed to feel the need to dress and act in a masculine way I get why they felt the need to do that but at the same time it wasn t a very empowering message It kind of gives off a it s a man s world baby and you either gotta play the game or go home vibe UghMy favorite part of the book was about these women s uniue upbringings and how they got into the business world However it uickly became cyclical and repetitive There are only so many permutations of and then they closed the deal and made tons of money one can stand before one starts to feel kind of bored I ve had this similar complaint about a couple of other nonfiction books I ve read recently where the concept was interesting but not enough to merit an entire book and it started to feel like a very padded out Forbes or Bloomberg articleI think that unless you re a high up in a tech company or an aspiring venture capitalist this book probably won t be for you I work in the tech world and was looking for something affirmative and this book really wasn t it Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 15 to 2 stars

  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Alpha Girls
  • Julian Guthrie
  • en
  • 07 June 2019
  • 9780525573920

About the Author: Julian Guthrie

Julian Guthrie is a NYT best selling author who spent 20 years as a journalist with the San Francisco Chronicle She is drawn to improbable underdog stories that combine great human drama with game changing innovations Her feature writing and enterprise reporting have been nominated multiple times for the Pulitzer Prize Ms Guthrie's new book Alpha Girls The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon



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  1. says:

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestDNF p176This is a tough review to write because I did like the beginning of the book I just felt like it was too long and the subject matter was a little too uninteresting Part of that is also on me because I misunderstood what the book was about The subheading th

  2. says:

    Audiobooknarrated by Kim Mai Guest and Julian GuthrieMenlo park Sand Hill Roadcountry club communities in the heart of Silicon Valley was mostly ruled by men Less than 2% of start ups were started by women Today a whole new bred of women are giving rise to advance levels of technology and business here in Silicon Valley It took awh

  3. says:

    This book sounded so good but ended up being rather disappointing I found it difficult to keep track of which Alpha Girl was which because of how the narrative jumped around It felt like I was just starting to get to know remember one woman when the chapter would end and the perspective would jump around which was frustrating How

  4. says:

    This book grew on me as my initial impressions were not good — first the title itself Alpha Girls but the author later explains why she she chose that title and then the physical descriptions of the women and the

  5. says:

    PREFACE I have a feeling that I may be one of the few people with strong opinions about this book that actually read this book This has happened to me before see eg Sheryl Sandberg Option B where I'm pretty convin

  6. says:

    Interesting book about these women venture capitalist pioneers We never hear about women VC's and their successes I'm happy to know their stories and appreciate the author researching and reporting the stories The authors note at end should be the beginning in my opinion On the other hand I am not a fan of the story telling style bo

  7. says:

    I would watch a show based on this book It was a fun and inspiring and sensationalist read Almost makes me want to get into VCSonja wondered if her efforts to gain approval from her male colleagues had been misguided She concluded that she did what was right to stay in the game and succeed and now to pave the way for other women to enter t

  8. says:

    I used to work at a software company with a woman CEO and yet every other exec was a man Women have always been underrepresented in tech but consistently provide higher returns If the men shooting them down DID care about money than ego they would wake up and work with themI found this book through the Vine program and so

  9. says:

    This book offers a view of a profession that not many people know about I found the interaction between the venture capital list and the corporate founders to be most interesting this is a great insider look at how ideas become companies It was also interesting to follow the careers of the women profiled

  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this well written and thoroughly researched book on the topic of the women in Silicon Valley v

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