Nowadays I immerse myself in books, blogs and podcasts about venture capital and angel investing. Last weekend I read an excellent book called Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist. All the praise this book has received on the web is well deserved. The authors bring a level of transparency to a process that is often opaque and clouded. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who aspires to invest in early stage companies.