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The New New Thing by Michael   Lewis
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Apr 13, 2011

it was ok
Read in April, 2011

I'm a Michael Lewis fan. I like his writing, and I like his choice of subject matter. All in all his books are good. The New New Thing, however, his look at Jim Clark, founder of Netscape, Healtheon, and other huge companies, was just dull. The first 20% and last 10% were interesting. The rest ... meh.

I sort of enjoyed the early parts of the book because I don’t live very far north of Silicon Valley and it was fun to read because Beth and I are enjoying the area so much. That couldn’t carry me through what turned out to be a slog of a book, however. I want emphasize how much I like Lewis’s stuff; just go read Moneyball, Liar’s Poker, The Blind Side, and The Big Short instead of this book.

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