Venture Guys Turns Novelist

Crosspoint venture guy Rich Shapero apparently lives by the adage that there is no such thing as bad publicity, so long as you spell his name right. Hence, in other words, his cheerful willingness to sit through a San Francisco Chronicle profile that he must have known would strongly imply his self-published new book — “Wild Animus” — is dreck.

It reminds me of the NY Times piece a while ago about all the retired investment bankers who now fancied themselves novelists. Is the same ardor now taking hold among venture sorts? Oh-oh.