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Deserves 1 million stars

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Reviewed: 13-11-2019

An exceptional book in every way. Excruciatingly researched with a tightly woven narrative. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the changes that resulted in the digital revolution

Deserves 6 stars.

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Reviewed: 31-10-2019

if there is one business book to read by someone who has been there and done that it's this one.

amazing and thought provoking scholarship

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Reviewed: 20-09-2019

a must read for anyone who wants to understand why the world is the way it is.

A new Bible!

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Reviewed: 07-09-2019

Essential read for anyone who is interested in business - it offers a profound way of looking at commerce which will change the way you view the world. absolutely a must read!

Difficult to understand

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Reviewed: 23-08-2019

The first book I have given a poor review to and I really wanted to like it. Conceptually it sounds fantastic but it is a series of anecdotes from people who were there during the formation and growth of silicon valley.

Maybe it's just me but I find it very discordant and hard to establish a solid narrative through the initial chapters and gave up after a few hours.

It would have been much better if there were distinct themes in each chapter and the anecdotes were used to punctuate the story.

Disappointing as I think it could be a lot better if it was more cogently structured.

impossibly brilliant !

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Reviewed: 19-07-2019

I have just finished listening to this book for the first time. it's not an understatement to say that my mind has been blown. I need to listen to this book another three or four more times to fully digest the incredible foresight and erudition contained in this work.

Journalism at it's absolute finest!

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Reviewed: 16-06-2019

Exceptional book flawlessly researched balanced and gripping. A primer on how not to do business. Quite possibly one of the best case studies for the importance of free press.

easily the best book on the subject

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Reviewed: 13-05-2019

an incredible analysis of recent history of mechanization and automation and a very erudite analysis on the likely future.

A must read for anyone who wants a educated view on what the future looks like.

It is both very enlightening and very troubling at the same time. Read it then act!

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impossible to give it enough kudos!

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Reviewed: 01-05-2019

Easily the best podcast I have ever heard. Storytelling at it's absolute best weaving some incredible characters and erudition into a really uplifting story about a passion that many of us have. I will never look at a chili the same way after listening to this epoch.

outstanding

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Reviewed: 29-04-2019

Possibly the best book in its class. It's deconstructs recent history and highly plausible future developments in technology in a very easy to understand format. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how the future will be shaped.