dot.bomb: My Days and Nights at an Internet Goliath
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dot.bomb: My Days and Nights at an Internet Goliath

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Anyone who stumbled through the Web's earliest days--as either a starry-eyed entrepreneur, investor, or employee--will find plenty to recognize in J. David Kuo's insightful and entertaining dot.bomb. Wrapped in the tale of Value America, Craig Winn's wildly unsuccessful bid to hop aboard the Internet revolution in 1997 and totally remake retailing, the book paints a clear...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Little, Brown (first published 2001)
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Travis Kirk
Facinating book. It read like the Enron story in terms of the dilusional nature of those at the top. The failed leader/founder syndrome, in the world of dollars and cents, has an unmerciful way of destroying the founder. This book takes you on a journey beginning with the blind hysteria of becoming rich, followed by the brutal tumble back down to reality. Picture an individual coming down from crack.

By the way, I am going to try to withhold giving five stars to every book that I like a lot. I f...more
Bjorn Hardarson
Found it in an old bookstore, even though old is only related to the INTERNET fast change these days. Interesting to read book about a company that got lots of cash without great plan and even more interesting to see that the he power game of company is more important than those that control, but still people seems often focus more on their own power than prospect the of the company they created even if it ruined it
I love accounts of people who are deluding themselves and this is a perfect example. Really recreates the atmosphere of the doomed turn-of-the-century boom. My only problem with it is the constant mention of the author's height and ethnicity.
Mark Anthony Kasperowicz
Aug 12, 2007 Mark Anthony Kasperowicz rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: internerds
remember the internet bubble? i made like $90 in PALM stock. then i lost it. then this book came out telling me how people made and lost a lot more than $90. i still want to start an internet company.
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