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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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  • Jamie
    5/06/15
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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
  • 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.

    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
  • Jessie
    17/08/17
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    "loved the concept of "baking a bigger pie" "

    The narration was great but it took me a while to finish it. A bit dragging

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wade M Butaud
    25/06/17
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    "So simple and fair"

    I have listen to slice of pie twice. This is since the idea for a new company has ever come to my mind and before I even organize my team. I am almost as excited about the grant fund and dynamic equity split as I am about my product that we have already invented now. We have a working prototype and I have loved as my engineer and designer has accrued probably a large portion of the pie. As our second and third phases roll out myself and others will have a greater role to play and so that dynamic equity will shift. It's beautifully simple. As we begin to integrate the fourth phase of our pie we will get to bring back our engineer and designer to help mass produce. It's an exciting venture and this book has made it much more simple.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cory
    2/03/17
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    "being fair... what a concept! business ethics 101?"

    love it! this book helped clarify why I'm miserable at the startup I was in and before finishing the book, I left and went to the other startup that had me read this book before working with them. the startup I left is clearly struggling due to fat grunts not sharing any pie with other long term grunts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ed Shepherdson
    12/02/17
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    "Practical guide for startup Entrepreneurs"

    Moyer, does a good job of highlighting many of the pitfalls that startup entrepreneurs run into when they try to divide up a company based on a simple idea. I think the challenge with any of these books is determining what your starting point really is and how closely does it match to the examples in the book. Overall however, I think it clearly identifies the importance of spending the right amount of time to get a model in place before you get too far into the project. I enjoyed the book and thought it was helpful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • scott summers
    LONDON, GB
    10/12/15
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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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