I personally loved Blink, Freakanomics, Hot Flat Crowded, and Outliers.
If you like or loved any of these other books, you should really find this Free audiobook fascinating.
This book is in the same Genre as those.
But it has more of an Economic / Business / Internet tilt
I think is is better than "The Google Story" and " The Walmart Effect" but also along similar lines.
I must give this book 5 stars for being FREE!
But even if it was not Free, I would still give it 4.8 stars.
DEFINITELY worth the download and DEFINITELY worth the listen.
It is DEFINITELY a MUST listen for any aspiring entrepreneur.
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
haha, just kidding. I'd have paid for this book, even though I did get it for free (gratis, not libre).
It's quite an interesting look at the nature of digital economies (and is not too technical/complicated for a dummy like me to follow).
If you're not looking into the mass-production of items in the digital world, or you're not a small business owner heading out into the internet realm, and you're not a geek-head who likes to know stuff about the economics of the internet... you might not really find any "use" out of this information.
I must fall in the last category 'cause I liked learning this stuff, even though it's completely useless knowledge since I don't own a business, don't pirate or buy pirated items, and don't spend much time on the internet other than to write some book reviews. All in all, a very interesting look at digital economy.
The book goes into the different ideas of free throughout the history and to the modern era. Different examples of how markets developed around the idea of free. Some of the examples are dated (people don't buy iPods anymore)
much More than I expected and it was even free. this guy practices what he preaches. very useful and interesting info, and quite succinct. I'm off to see what other free stuff he has on audible.
I'll admit, I wanted to save up some credits and this book was just going to be filler, if I could even stomach it. I worried it would be peachy. But there was a lot to learn and although the pro free bias was strong, it wasn't cult-like. I learned some simple economics, history, and was entertained by a 2008 outlook that seemed quaint and surprisingly outdated. Would recommend, even at a cost but of course the author put his money where his mouth is and that makes it even more compelling.
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