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  • Disrupted

  • Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-Up Bubble
  • By: Dan Lyons
  • Narrated by: Dan Lyons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old, and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Insight to A Juvenile & Toxic World

  • By Xcursion on 24-04-2017

Tech startup from critical viewpoint

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-2017

A perspective of a tech startup from an ex-journalist with a quick dry wit. The story sheds light on the culture of age-ism, disorganisation and the excruciating harassment of the author from one executive. The story ends with the question of whether we can trust tech companies with our personal information.

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  • The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

  • By: Josh Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Josh Kaufman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697

Josh Kaufman founded PersonalMBA.com as an alternative to the business school boondoggle. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. Now, he shares the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, systems design, and much more, in one comprehensive volume. The Personal MBA distills the most valuable business lessons into simple, memorable mental models that can be applied to real-world challenges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Derrick on 14-02-2016

Solid Advice

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-2016

Solid entry-level advice for business. This is a great read which for me reaffirmed some things I already knew and then brought me some new concepts that I will need to revisit.

  • Platform Revolution

  • How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy - and How to Make Them Work for You
  • By: Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Sangeet Paul Choudary
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Facebook, PayPal, Alibaba, Uber - these seemingly disparate companies have upended entire industries by harnessing a single phenomenon: the platform business model. Platform Revolution delivers the first comprehensive analysis of how platforms use technology to match producers and consumers in a multisided marketplace, unlocking hidden resources and creating new forms of value. When a company like Uber connects drivers with passengers, everybody wins - except traditional cab companies, which are scrambling to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read for Entrepreneurs & visionary Leaders

  • By Firoz Wadhwania on 09-09-2018

A thorough resource for understanding platforms

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-2016

A thorough and critical explanation of and compelling case for platforms.

The authors breakdown many different aspects of the new economy of platforms from growing a platform business to external effects and the future opportunities.

It forecasts an optimistic and definite future economy.