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.
this is one of the best books I've read covering the free economy. not only gives insight into how it works economically but how it shapes us socially.
Sometimes I wonder what is going to have to happen to set thinks right with the money for everyone.
Not that it's my responsibility but I think wouldn't it be nice if there was a place where we solve problems in a creative way - where you can feel what it's like to not need money.
Then go back home and perpetuate that feeling. They say it's like 3 weeks to create a habit but I find that restrictive for mindsets and managing feelings.
Anyway, I enjoyed these ideas and recommend considering them to see how it might fit into your world view at any point in the future.
Little in this book I didn't find valuable. Loved the history, analysis, critiques etc. our business is based on a free model so it was very relevant and helpful for me to see the bigger field.
So I found this book on a free book hunt and might I say I was presently surprised. Like others I am somewhat deterred but listening to a free book because you honestly don't know what you will get and sometimes your own personal time may be worth more than the content of the book. In regards to this book by Chris Anderson I would have to say that was definitely not the case. The author was extremely knowledgeable on the world of free- where it's going and where it's been. I will definitely seek out his other books to see what else he has to offer.
This book is great for small business owners, those that are considering their own business or even just someone that enjoys learning how certain business models work in addition to buying patterns of consumers.
The 6 hours may seem daunting but they will fly by with the content and slight humor of the author.
And I thank the author for providing this information free to all those that find time to listen- and now we are evenly matched with a great review.
This free book took me by surprise. I was searching for the book Zero but discovered this gem. The author puts a new twist on the profit motive and supplied me with tons of ideas for my newly established small business. He takes the reader from physical ideas (atoms) to Internet technologies (bits), weighing their value and economic potential.
FREE has once and for all proved that the best things in life are really free. Good content. Worth the $0.00 price. Thanks Chris Anderson for being consistent with your ideology.
I thought that since this book was free it would have little value or the author would try to sell me something, but I was proved wrong. There is a lot of valuable content in FREE: The Future of a Radical Price. Pick it up!