The almost sarcastic tone of the reader of this book didn't appeal to me and I found I kept reading but wanted it to be over. Very interesting read but a bit of a let down to find the people behind Facebook are less than inspiring. I wanted to slap them halfway through the book.
The information related in this book was very interesting. If it's actually 100 percent accurate it would make me want to close my facebook account.
It was extremely over dramatized at times and some of the "filler" details were way over the top and unnecessary.
But it was a very interesting read and if you have a facebook account I would definitely recommend it.
The story behind Facebook is a very interesting one, and the author obviously has some good sources...
But the writing is so poor and over dramatized. The parts where the author imagines what might have happened - and then describing the surroundings in agonizing detail made me cringe.
I usually listen to audio books in my car and this was one of those books that I wanted to stay in the car and keep listening to. Mike Chamberlain has a great voice for this book and the story was very engaging. If you're interested in how online business come to be, this is a must read.
A Business Analyst by trade, my professional portfolio includes new business concepts, technology, strategy, social business and digital disruption. On a personal side I dabble in a little physics, network science and crime thrillers. A 70-80 book a year listener.
The events that unfolded in the evolution of Facebook are fascinating. It has probably been dramatised somewhat...who cares, it was a good listen. I listend to it in 3 hours on double speed as the narator is a bit slow.
I highly recommend this audio book. The narrator is excellent. The story is amazing, out of this world! It has it all, an inside look at life at Harvard through the eyes of computer geeks, nerds and misfits! Who became billionaires! What more can I say, I loved this book.
One of those rare cases where the movie was better than the book. The book leaves you with the same impression though - Mark Zuckerburg is a bit of a jerk. And Sean Parker is a first class moocher. Whether these are completely accurate in real life, I can't say. I am sure Parker provided more value than one might think from the story (book or movie) and I am sure that, from Zuckerburg's perspective, there is another side of the story. Good book. I would like to read/listen to another book on the early days of Facebook to see if the portrayals of these two are consistent.
Well read, is a little techy but not to much to go over the top but still enought for the computer geeks... Just talks about the early years of facebook but it still entertaining...