Mike Maples Jr.

Investor

Mike Maples, Jr is a Partner at Floodgate. He has been on the Forbes Midas List since 2010 and was also named one of “8 Rising Stars” by FORTUNE Magazine. Before becoming a full-time investor, Mike was involved as a founder and operating executive at back-to-back startup IPOs, including Tivoli Systems (IPO TIVS, acquired by IBM) and Motive (IPO MOTV, acquired by Alcatel-Lucent.)

Book Recommendations


How Will You Measure Your Life?

by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, Karen Dillon

“What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why? Or what are books that have greatly influenced your life?

...How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen”

Mike Maples Jr., Excerpt From: Timothy Ferriss. “Tribe of Mentors.”
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Living Forward

by Michael Hyatt, Daniel Harkavy

“What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why? Or what are books that have greatly influenced your life?

...Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy...”

Mike Maples Jr., Excerpt From: Timothy Ferriss. “Tribe of Mentors.”

Hope for the Flowers

by Trina Paulus

“What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why? Or what are books that have greatly influenced your life?

...Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus...”

Mike Maples Jr., Excerpt From: Timothy Ferriss. “Tribe of Mentors.”

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

by Richard Bach

“What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why? Or what are books that have greatly influenced your life?

...Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach...”

Mike Maples Jr., Excerpt From: Timothy Ferriss. “Tribe of Mentors.”

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

by Bronnie Ware

I like that book because it kind of takes people out of the here and now and kind of forces you to confront a broader set of issues. And so, you just hope that when that time comes, you’re like I did the best I could. I did it the way I could. And so, that’s why I find that book helpful. It’s not because I’m preoccupied with dying. I hope I live a long time. But it’s like when the time comes, I want to say I did it my way. I did the best I could. I honored the gift. So, that’s a good book.

Mike Maples Jr., source