Silicon Valley’s Audacious Plan to Create a New Stock Exchange
The author of “The Lean Startup” and his team are in early talks with the Securities and Exchange Commission
Five years ago, when Eric Ries was working on the book that would become his best-selling entrepreneurship manifesto “The Lean Startup,” he floated a provocative idea in the epilogue: Someone should build a new, “long-term” stock exchange. Its reforms, he wrote, would amend the frantic quarterly cycle to encourage investors and companies to make better decisions for the years ahead.
When he showed a draft around, many readers gave him the same piece of advice: Kill that crazy part about the exchange. “It ruined my credibility for everything that had come before,” Ries said he was told.
Now Ries is laying the groundwork to prove his early skeptics wrong.
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