[kindle] The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death by PoliticsAuthor Bradley Tusk – Z55z.co

The famed political advisor to Uber, FanDuel, Lemonade, Tesla and other startups reveals what really happens at the intersection of politics, tech and businessMost new startups today are in highly regulated industries with strong incumbents transportation, hotels, drones, energy, gaming, education, health care, cannabis, finance, liquor, insurance Thestartups try to snatch a piece of the establishment s pie, thethey risk running into a political wall That s where Bradley Tusk comes inDescribed as Silicon Valley s Political Savior Fast Company Uber s Political Genius Vanity Fair and Silicon Valley s Favorite Fixer TechCrunch Tusk deploys the skills and knowledge he developed working with Chuck Schumer, Michael Bloomberg, Rod Blagojevich, and other political and business legends to help startups fight back This book goes behind the scenes on how he helped stop the taxi industry from killing Uber in its infancy, how he held insurance companies at bay while startup Lemonade launched in each state, and how he helped online sports betting sites FanDuel and Draft Kings escape the regulatory death grip casinos tried to put on themAs Tusk writes, Every new company is essentially a tech startup And when you disrupt someone in any industry, they don t say thank you They punch you in the nose These are the lessons startups need to learn to punch back and survive the clutches of politics Combining a firsthand glimpse behind the curtain with tangible advice for how any new venture can play the political game, THE FIXER is a must read for aspiring entrepreneursBradley Tusk writes about tech and politics for The Observer and for Inc, hosts a podcastcalled Firewall, and speaks about these issues regularly to audiences across the world He also served as Mike Bloomberg s campaign manager, as deputy governor of Illinois, as Chuck Schumer s communications director, as Uber s first political strategist, as the founder and CEO of Tusk Strategies, the first firm dedicated to helping startups navigate political problems, and Tusk Ventures, the first venture capital fund dedicated to investing in startups facing political challenges