Books we read in 2016
from a16z partners et al
If you didn’t know it already, we love reading and we love books (it's why we have a "what we're reading" newsletter in the first place!). So we polled our partners for their most powerful, profound, impactful, or simply “the best” books they read in 2016. Here’s the resulting list of book recommendations, with surprisingly few overlaps...
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The top tech policy developments of 2016
by Matthew Colford, Matt Spence, and Ted Ullyot
Whatever your views about 2016, there’s no denying it was a momentous year on the policy front. Seemingly each passing day brought noteworthy developments in the relationship between the tech industry and lawmakers at the federal, state, local, and international levels. So as December draws to a close and we welcome a new year, here’s our take on the 16 (of course) biggest technology policy developments of the past year... with hints at what's ahead. 
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Recent related podcasts: 
The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning...
with Benedict Evans and Peter Levine
As mobile enters the deployment phase the questions have shifted from “will this work?” and “who will win?” to “what can we build with this?” So what happens when this new kind of scale for technology -- and new kinds of computers -- changes other industries? Or as companies move from “mobile-first” to “AI-first”? And finally, as self-driving cars and drones -- which are really data centers with wheels and wings -- come into play, is the edge where it's really all at?
Watch the video slideshow on the 'end of cloud computing'
Watch the latest video/presentation of 'mobile eating the world'
Healing the mental health system
by Malinka Walaliyadde and Vijay Pande
One in four Americans suffered from a diagnosable mental disorder in the last year, we spend billions every year on mental health treatment (more than on any other medical condition) -- and yet we still have problems getting people the help they need! The overwhelming lag in the system boils down to two things: coordinating care within our current health care framework, and getting the right treatment conveniently. So the challenge isn’t just developing new therapies; it’s scalability and convenience. Which is where software comes in…
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Related topic podcasts:
16 things to get IPO ready (or just build a really strong business)
by Nicole Irvin
When should companies go public? The answer is simple: when they’re ready. In fact, to-IPO-or-not-to-IPO is not the right question; the question is how to be ready and ensure that a business is “working”. Think of this as public investors’ wishlist for companies seeking to IPO; regardless of desired outcome, it’s a checklist for building a robust and enduring business…
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top 16 podcasts of 2016 (+ more recaps)

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