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Slicing Pie (Review)

I had the opportunity to review a copy of Mike Moyer's Slicing Pie: Funding Your Company Without Funds. Having worked at a number of startups at various stages,  I  was interesting in the insights this book gave into evaluating the value of and managing equity shares in an early company, before a company is making money, and before you have investors.

This seems like a book anyone involved in startups should read. Entrepreneurs can benefit from a reminder about the value of trust and fairness in dealing with those who join the company to help realize their vision. Those who join startups (even in later stages) can gain insight into the issues involved in bootstrapping a company. Anyone who works in small teams can gain insight into the psychology of motivation and compensation in team working to realize vision. This is a quick read, and the author uses frank, conversational language to explain the importance of fairness in dividing equity among founders.

The underlying concept is …