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Slicing Pie Audiobook

Slicing Pie: Funding Your Company without Funds

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Publisher's Summary

You and a partner go into business together and split the equity 50/50. You do all the work and your partner slacks off. He owns half your business - now what?

Slicing Pie outlines a process for calculating exactly the right number of shares each founder or employee in an early stage company deserves.

You will learn:

  • How to value the time and resources an individual brings to the company relative to the contributions of others
  • The right way to value intangible things like ideas and relationships
  • What to do when a founder leaves your company
  • How to handle equity when you have to fire someone
  • Important issues to discuss with your lawyer
  • Much more

Research shows that dynamic equity split models, like the one outlined in Slicing Pie, is the best way to avoid conflicts as the company grows. The new and improved Version 2.3 contains updated information about legal issues, idea valuation, retrofitting, and much more!

©2012 Michael Moyer (P)2014 Michael Moyer

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    scott summers 10/12/2015
    scott summers 10/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    Interesting and useful. Good supporting material online. I strongly recommend for people looking to start a new business.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Jamie
    05/06/15
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    "Literally, how to answer the million dollar question…"

    I found this book to be an excellent resource to help change a qualitative equity division process into a very fair and quantitative equity process. Dynamic equity allocation is definitely the only way to go!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher
    Cambridge, MD, United States
    15/01/16
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    "Good, but would like to see a second edition..."

    ... because I read on the author's own blog how times have changed and he would have taken things out of the book or change them if you were to do it again. Let's get that knowledge out there. And also let's get a few variations that can work with founders who are also investors and/or incubators or Startup studios.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daryn
    21/07/15
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    "way overdue"
    Would you listen to Slicing Pie again? Why?

    Yes, The questions addressed were the ones I had been asking myself for quite some time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The content is key and the system really works.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when he said "there's a word for that kind of person, they are an explicative


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    if your grappling with the question how to use equity to build a company this is a must !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • John Padgett
    19/06/15
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    "Informative and to the point"

    Easy to understand and very informative. Good examples to explain the concepts. Occasionally glosses over a concept where an example would be helpful - but overall very good book for startups. Must read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ezra
    29/03/15
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    "Awesome conceptual book"

    A great read for those hungry entrepreneurs that are looking for more insight on business and company development. Definitely exceeded my expectations. Short, simple, and to the point. Great references

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    13/11/14
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    "I use to hate the idea of having partners"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, especially for those who are open to starting a company with partners or joining one early on. This provides a framework for making sure everyone can do the best they can and end up happy with the results.


    What other book might you compare Slicing Pie to and why?

    I do not know of any other books that talk about dynamic equity splits.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Young’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    not that I know of


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A system for accounting for the unknown.


    Any additional comments?

    Many of my friends have divided the pie too early & too late. This idea of setting up a system to make sure the company equity is divided in a predictable way is wonderful. It also sets the incentives up so that people want to keep working & how to deal with when someone wants or needs to leave.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bill
    San Diego
    07/12/16
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    "clarity how to reward contribution"

    Mike brings clarity and a strategy to reward those who help build based on their contribution rather than negotiation ability and timing. won't be popular with some but for me I now have a way to reward my team where they can earn their ownership in what we are building. recommend reading this before you start inviting you team members to join.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    23/09/16
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    "Too much fluff."

    The author puts too much of his own personality into the book. Who is the author, and who cares? Just give us usable information please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Candice
    25/05/16
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    "Must read for starters"

    I would say this is a must-read for starters and anyone looking to apply creative financing to new business products or ventures

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stefan Denk
    07/01/16
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    "For me as a German: groundbreaking"
    If you could sum up Slicing Pie in three words, what would they be?

    Startups done better.


    What about Kevin Young’s performance did you like?

    He kept me engaged and focussed throughout the book, even in the case examples which I sometimes find hard to follow along without a pen and paper at hand (which I did not have available, sitting in the car when I listened to this book).


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes - I listened to it all in one sitting. 4 hours of my life well invested.


    Any additional comments?

    The challenge now will be to implement something like a grunt fund based dynamic equity split concept in Germany - whose IRS counterpart tends to err, shall we just say, more towards the conservative side of things. But then life wouldn't be such a great journey without challenges to overcome and problems to solve.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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