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- The House That Jack Ma Built
- By: Duncan Clark
- Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
- Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
In just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. Alibaba's $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the largest global IPO ever. A Rockefeller of his age who is courted by CEOs and presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China's booming private sector.
Inspiring but narrated by wrong person
- By alexkusuma on 30-05-2017
If you could sum up Alibaba in three words, what would they be?
Would you be willing to try another book from Duncan Clark? Why or why not?
Which character – as performed by Jim Meskimen – was your favourite?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
good to listen - goes a bit off tangent to pad out the story though
- Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine
- By: Antonio Garcia Martinez
- Narrated by: Dan John Miller
- Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
Computer engineers use 'chaos monkey' software to wreak havoc and test system robustness. Similarly, tech entrepreneurs like Antonio García Martínez are society's chaos monkeys - their innovations disrupt every aspect of our lives, from transportation (Uber) and holidays (Airbnb) to television (Netflix) and dating (Tinder) - all in search of the perfect business miracle. Describing himself as 'high strung, fast talking, and wired on a combination of caffeine, fear, and greed at all times', García Martínez left Wall Street to make his fortune in Silicon Valley.
just a story about his chaotic life
- By alexkusuma on 17-07-2017
Great pace and use of language. Really enjoyed the perspective of Silicon Valley and the various characters.
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