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Follow the Geeks tells the stories of 10 digital entrepreneurs who transformed their careers for the 21st century. See the risks, setbacks, and innovations that defined them. You'll find programmers and photographers, podcasters and philanthropists. No matter what industry you work in, what size your company is, or if you're launching your own startup, these stories provid ...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published January 26th 2016 by Thirteen75 Publishing
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Jay Woda
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic Who is Who of the Tech world. Wonderful read, the attention to detail and writing is top notch.
Carlos
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This book won't be a 5 star book for everyone: the stories are fun and interesting, but not nearly as in-depth as I'd have expected, and the whole thing seems put together in a hurry.

For someone like me, however, who has followed, listened to, watched and read a bunch of the people in this book for years, it was a delight. Knowing more about their stories, the vision they have for their lives and projects, as well as the relationships they share with other people in their fields was fascinating
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Jason
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I originally picked this book up because Leo Laporte was featured in it. I have been a fan of his for years and watched him on TechTV, the listened and watched his podcasts. I still try to tune in from time to time and listen or watch a podcast. But a treat I didn't expect was to learn about many others who crossed Laporte's path and some that didn't. Lisa Bettany, Tom Merritt, and Veronica Belmont are some of my favorites in this book. If you enjoy these geeks and want to get a short biography ...more
Jaana
Nov 24, 2017 rated it liked it
If you are a big fan of TWIT then the book will give you the life stories of many regular hosts on different shows. Not much more than pleasing your curiosity...
Mark Hanley
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First, I need to say this review is based on the [edit: first edition of the] Audible audiobook (which is not listed here as an available edition of this book) [the one narrated by Dan Patterson].

If I had read the print version instead of listened to the audio, my review would be 4 stars. But the narrator of the audio version is so bad, it ruins the audiobook. The narrator sounds like he is doing a cross between a radio DJ and the movie trailer guy voice. He also has a very... mechanical and ha
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Bob Stanke
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book for the most part, mainly for the way it was structured. For example, I know that when the book was written, the authors released each chapter online over a period of time, in which they got feedback from readers on each chapter. They then added those points of feedback onto this audio version of the book, which was interesting and different. Although, for obvious reasons, the feedback was only positive. It would have been nice if the feedback given in the book would have als ...more
Gabe Asman
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It had some great information and back stories of a lot of the big names currently in the tech game. The format was great in that each bio was long enough to provide you a deeper insight into their life, but short enough to keep things interesting and not drag out to an unnecessary length.
The only thing that knocked a star off of my review is that it seems pretty media/journalist-centric. It seemed like most of the people the wrote about were in some form or another
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Bryan Rumble
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My only criticism of this book is I wish it had been longer. The people chose had such interesting stories, each of them could have filled an entire book.
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