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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (554 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Lewis Narrator: Michael Lewis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With his knowing eye and wicked pen, Michael Lewis reveals how the Internet boom has encouraged changes in the way we live, work, and think. In the midst of one of the greatest status revolutions in the history of the world, the Internet has become a weapon in the hands of revolutionaries. Old priesthoods are crumbling. In the new order, the amateur is king: fourteen-year-olds manipulate the stock market and nineteen-year-olds take down the music industry. Unseen forces undermine all forms of collectivism, from the family to the mass market: one black box has the power to end television as we know it, and another one may dictate significant changes in our practice of democracy.

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  • One of the 2001 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 1/18/2014

    " Lewis is one of the more entertaining business writers out there. His hands on experience as a trader at Salomon Brothers gives a unique "been there done that and know what I am talking about" type of perspective. His best writings are on financial markets - Liar's Poker, The Big Short - and his devastating portraits of Eurozone casulaties in Vanity Fair. Despite his abundant talents, he navigates less certain terrain when he writes about the world of high-tech. His New New Thing and The Future Just Happened are entertaining accounts highlight the bizarre and whacky shennanigans of the New Digerati. I confess to a distinct collegiate bias, preferring the musings of Stanford-bred authors Po Bronson and Guy Kawasaki. They were educated in Silicon Valley, grew up in the business and offer more insights with a tinge of that unique Stanford humor one observes in undergraduate life and in the antics of the Band. Lewis just isn't crazy enough to write the best copy about high tech, but nonetheless this is a decent read with stories about unique individuals cashing in on the new technology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Noah | 1/14/2014

    " This book was written in 2001, but the strongest praise I can offer it is that although the case studies (file-sharing, message boards, etc.) feel very quaint, the insights Lewis draws from them are still useful today. Not his best work, but not half-bad eiher. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Fred | 1/9/2014

    " Listening to the unabridged audio version. Fascinating even though it reports on early 2000's "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ethan | 12/24/2013

    " The internet is changing the world, empowering the little guy and threatening the corporate structure. The book gathers several little guys to make the point that by making the availability of knowledge more democratic, some at the top will start to slip. "

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