BUild Your Fortune in the Fifth era


  • Disruptive innovations that are changing the world around us

  • The new mindset you need to master regarding the assumptions about how things work and why

  • The greatest value creation opportunity the world has ever seen

  • How others are taking advantage to become the world's richest people

  • The reality that most people are sitting on the sidelines letting this opportunity pass them by

“The authors have been focused on innovation for most of their working careers. This book shares the lessons they have learned as investors, advisors and board directors.”
— Tony Hsieh, NY Times bestselling author of “Delivering Happiness,” CEO
“Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era is a practical and informative toolkit straight from the heart of Silicon Valley… a must read for anyone looking to make it in today’s world!”
— Linda Jenkinson, Co-Founder John Paul Group, Director Air New Zealand/Massey Foundation
“Investing in young companies is a hazardous undertaking where most participants lose. This book suggests ways to avoid that fate.”
— Michael Moritz, Partner Sequoia Capital

The Internet didn’t even exist 30 years ago, and now billions of people are connected to the web every day, and remarkable new technologies have been invented that will dramatically change the way humans exist on our planet. This emerging playing field is not well understood and not everyone who was successful in the past will be able to benefit from this momentous shift. In Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era, Silicon Valley insiders Matthew C. Le Merle and Alison Davis provide insights, based on 30 years of leading, investing in, and advising new technology companies, on the rules of this game, and outline options for how readers can participate and prosper in the coming Fifth Era.