If you look past the author’s boundless Andy Grove adoration, there are some useful lessons to be learnt.
The book proves that those A16Z folks are very good at marketing sauce on not-so-ground-breaking ideas (as described by Sebastian Mallaby)
Nice as a description of the historical evolution of the VC phenomenon, but rather condoning in its evaluation.
Entertaining and polemic book, although many of the author’s points hardly need to be argued.
Funny enough, the polemic narrative applies all the trick of typical innovation literature to promote a maintenance mindset.
Most illustrative are the descriptions of failed competitors, which show importance of both luck and ruthlessness.