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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (66 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. David Kuo Narrator: J. David Kuo Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1999, at the pinnacle of dot.com fever, David Kuo was invited to walk through the magic portal. It was a huge Internet start-up called Value America, and in his new job as communications SVP, Kuo would spread their gospel: a new kind of retailing, linking customers directly to distributors or other middlemen. Ahead for Kuo lay the chance to be part of a new business paradigm. Not to mention the riches when his stock options bore fruit.

Dot.Bomb is the amazing story of the Internet gold rush as it could only be told by an insider. David Kuo saw it all: the sky's-the-limit optimism, the hundreds of millions of dollars spent in a giddy grab for eyeballs and market share, the investors slavering to be on the inside, the belief that there really were new rules. He also saw what happened when gravity reasserted itself, Wall Street demanded results, and flaws and failures that had been glossed over suddenly loomed huge. In the blink of an eye, Value America crashed back to earth, filed for bankruptcy, and was gone.

David Kuo's account of his days and nights at Value America captures with the intensity of a great novel the people who made this such a powerful experience with their incredibly hard work, their genuine belief, and their humor. Just as vividly it portrays their unbridled greed, wretched excesses, ego-driven blunders, and unmitigated power grabbing. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mark Anthony Kasperowicz | 10/3/2008

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gavin | 12/11/2007

    " 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 dot.com boom. My only problem with it is the constant mention of the author's height and ethnicity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mark Anthony | 8/9/2007

    " 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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