Businessman, Technologist, Marketer. Loves to learn and enjoys books. Mostly nonfiction plus historic novels.
36 hours is quite long for an audiobook. And yes, at times it feels there are too many details on a topic that is not critical to the story. Still, the audiobook is always engaging and always interesting. I was not tempted to fast forward or skip.
On the contrary, I really enjoyed this book. It gives a surprisingly complete view of John D. Rockefeller, his context, his life, his legacy and his challenges. The book provides life lessons, a detailed view into the state of business, trade and even the culture of the earlier 1900s as well as a comprehensive account of JDR's life, business, struggles and personal achievements.
Worth spending 36 on it.
The title is a bit misleading, this book tells the story of Yahoo and the search business in a very well documented and detailed way.
As someone who has worked in the Internet industry since the mid 90s, I found this book to be accurate, interesting and insightful.
Only about a fourth of the book is about Marissa Mayer. My main problem with the book is that the portion of the book related to Marissa is inconclusive and incomplete. It does not offer a summary of Marissa's strategy or a point of view of what she must do or an opinion on her chances to succeed, although all these are implicit in the text.
Still, this is one of those books that made me enjoy my commute and even sometimes, feel a bit bad I had reached my destination and had to put it to pause.
James Cann is the Mark Cuban of the UK.
He is a celebrity in part because of his participation in the Dragon's Den, which is the BBC version of Shark Tank (although it started years earlier). To be honest I did not know about James until I got this book. Now I am a fan.
I found James' story to be personal, detailed and incredibly insightful. I made a ton of notes even though I have been in business for decades.
His story, and the process he followed to build Arthur Mann, his first super successful company, are enlightening and should guide any entrepreneur who is aspiring to open a business.
Aside from the business insights, I enjoyed listening to his story, his context and his personal story from Pakistan to a business celebrity.