Time Cricket CEO
I will need to buy the book since it is chock full of so many great examples. This is a great example of how much better the audio books are when the author narrates it themselves.
I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.
A very interesting look at free media on the Internet and how this can actually help to stimulate economic growth. All interested in the Internet, economics and business should read it.
The concept of price tending toward zero for information that has a cost of production tending toward or at zero.
The darned book was free! What did I have to lose? Nothing, but I'm sure glad I listened. This is a thought-provoking and useful book that helps you to digest the future trends of many things. A very interesting listen (I've played it twice already). Nothing to lose!
yes, so many good expamples and stories about business in today's online world.
What would Google do?
I like to listen to his voice, he is a great story teller.
Free Lunch in the new World of online marketing.
well I say this book is a real jewel to read or listen to. You learn a lot and it gives you a great in depth knowledge of today's business models. Explained in a very easy to understand way even without having an MBA.
The big exception in this AUDIO BOOK IS YOU GET VALUE FOR FREE!
Yes, it was an interesting take on the free economy. I'm sure I missed some of the details.
The section on how piracy and counterfeiting can in some cases benefit the creator of the original product was particularly interesting.
Subjects of business and economics normally bore me to death but i couldn't put this book down-
Well supported points.
A lot of examples among different industries.
Interesting and useful ideas, easy to understand.
I learnt a lot from it.
This guy walks the walk. He's convincing and well-documented.
I've never heard of Chris Anderson, but I'll be looking for him in future - which would never have happened if I had to pay for this.
No - too much to absorb in one sitting. But I'll listen to it several times.
I don't do many reviews, but felt compelled to honor someone who puts himself out there for free.
Since this book was about the idea of free and especially its use in the internet age, it was a free download from Audible. Of special interest to me was the history of free in business - the marketing of Jello and Gillette razors for instance - where the makers creatively promoted their products. When the author presented economic theories, my mind began to wander, but that was only a tiny part of the book. I learned how the internet has changed the concept of free and that the pre-internet ways of making a profit may not apply anymore. The author's reading of his work was enthusiastic and he spoke in a clear voice; I do think he could have spoken a bit slower as I sometimes wanted a second to digest the thought. All in all, this was an informative listen and I'm happy I downloaded it.
I read nothing that is popular.
Even though I got "FREE" by Chris Anderson, I ended up giving him a donation for being an author. This is the best economic book in a long time because Chris Anderson explains the free model so well. He gives relevant examples from dot coms. Such as Google services, social media and open source software.
The most interesting topic is digital piracy. As you get older and as time becomes an issue, you end up purchasing the digital good from a reputable site instead of down loading from somewhere else for free.
Excellent book on the subject and I ended up paying for it because it was well written and explain. I have read my fair of business titles and bought many of them, but Anderson just explain in layman's terms where you understand the meaning of FREE.