Can anyone recommend books that can help me develop the skills and mindset necessary to become a more confrontational and assertive venture capital investor?
Unfortunate truth about VC investing I am realizing more and more: To be a good investor you should be a confrontational person. I am frequently not and end up in worse outcomes than needed. Does anyone have book recommendations to fix this?
Winning Through Intimidation by Robert Ringer. It sold poorly when it was first published because of the title, but now people value assertiveness. You don’t actually have to be a jerk — but it helps to recognize when others are.
There is often an underlying psychology issue if you avoid confrontation. Might be worth checking out this book. It's also a quick Audible listen. Gave me perspective.
A few pages in „Run Studio Run“ and „Company of One“ could be relevant.
2. Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior
Two books I found useful: Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, Third Edition and..