Book list: Books that Marc Andreessen recommends including The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook.  (Quartz)

Quote of the Day

"The truth is you can build a startup in almost any city in the US today. But it is harder. Harder to build the team. Harder to get customers. Harder to get attention. And harder to raise capital. Which is a huge opportunity for VCs who are willing to get on planes or cars and get to these places."

(Fred Wilson)

Chart of the Day

Crazy high valuations aside the performance of consumer staple stocks has been incredible. (via @JonMarkman)