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Alex Banayan
Alex Banayan is an associate at San Francisco-based venture capital firm Alsop Louie Partners and the author of a highly anticipated business book.

Having been featured in press ranging from Forbes and Businessweek to CBS News and Bloomberg TV, Banayan is a leader of the next generation of entrepreneurs and a contributor to Yahoo!, TechCrunch, and the Washington Post.

In his greater mission to help his generation, Banayan is writing an upcoming book that will feature new, in-depth interviews with 25 of the world’s most successful people and will reveal the little things they did to propel their careers. Beyond hard work, the book will uncover what little skills paid huge dividends for their careers, before they had track records.

World champion boxer Sugar Ray Leonard has declared that, “Banayan’s book will change people’s lives. Never before has there been a collaboration, in this format, of some of the world’s most successful people. This is exactly what the new generation needs.”

Entries by Alex Banayan

10 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Needs to "Get" to Succeed

(1) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 11:01 AM


It was July 2006.

Yahoo! had just offered to buy Facebook for $1 billion.

Peter Thiel, Facebook's first outside investor, thought the social network's board of directors should at least consider the offer. But Mark Zuckerberg walked into the board meeting and announced,...

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7 Shocking Lessons You'll Learn From Malcolm Gladwell's Newest Book

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 11:51 AM

Bestselling author Malcom Gladwell's newest book, David and Goliath, takes us on a journey from the battlefield to the classroom, to shatter our perception of adversity and being the underdog.

Here are seven shocking lessons you'll learn from the book:


Alex Banayan is an...

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20 Life-Changing Realizations From a Teenage Venture Capitalist

(6) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 2:09 PM

Alex Banayan is a 19-year-old associate at San Francisco-based venture capital firm Alsop Louie Partners. His upcoming book will feature 25 of the world's most successful people and reveal the little things they did to propel their careers. This post was previously published on VentureBeat.

With only...

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