Down to earth should be the take away along with some definite opinions of the deck order. To be clear there is no lack of opinions in the startup community about what a deck should or should not contain. It almost seems that every week someone weighs in. On the reality side of the park it’s clear, at least to me, that there are a group of absolutely necessary slides regardless of the intent of the deck.
Tim has had enough experiences on both sides of the alley, as an entrepreneur and investor. As the executive director of the Park City Angels for 4+ years he saw the wins and losses of entrepreneurs. By evaluating who and why some got funding while others failed, he puts into his book a step by step guild on pitch deck formation.
It’s heartening to see the level of many pitches on the currently circuit exceeding the prior decade however, occasionally some of the obvious components of a good pitch are still overlooked.
I would recommend this book to those who are starting the pitch deck journey as well as those who have been getting rejected. As a note the book is best oriented toward pre-seed and seed round pitching.