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.
Just another girl with too many books and not enough time for them all.
This is a business book about the history about prices and our mindset about them. Being a sucker for Free (like most of us Bloggers) I thought this book would be a bit of a bore about all things...Free! But low and behold it was more than that. This book is more or less why and how the internet is building a generation of users and consumers based on Free. I'm being made into this freeloading consumer by the internet. LOL!
Chris Anderson explains the history of price and how Free has benefited several companies and backfired for others. Can you believe there are companies out there that are getting rich off of Free? Why? Basically, it is all about consumer perceptions.
I enjoyed listening to Chris Anderson narrator his book. The book has several examples of businesses and there journey towards Free and succeeding. There were several moments of the book that made me chuckle and think dang that is crazy interesting. After taking a few boring business classes, I found this book easy to understand and follow along.
After reading this I found that there are so many things I use in my daily life that are free. Or close to free. And I am not talking about air only.
This blog is on Blogger...Free!
Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook ....Free!
And let's not forget all the apps on my iphone...Free!
I could go on and on but I think you get the picture.
If you are online and you are ok with internet lexicon than you might have a small problem with this book. But I really liked 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 use my left foot to type my reviews.
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.
The book is free, get that free! for the best economics, marketing, sales book I have ever heard or read. A fun history lesson mingled with how and why things are the way they are today in the digital selling arena. Any salesmen who does not read this book will have to retire in the near future. The author reads well and knows his topics inside and out. I have made millions for corporations over the years ... but had I read this book, I would have made the millions for myself. Only The Richest Man in Babylon will give you more insight into how to make money in the new economy. If your looking for the best audio book on amazon you found it. Its free ... unbelievable.
I'm generally a skeptic for the free model at a deep philosophical level. I read this book to get the counter case. Ultimately, he didn't convince me that free is such a great idea, but he does his research and makes a well thought out case. He certainly convinced me that free will be bigger and more enduring than I thought. It's also more complex and multi-faceted than I realized. At the very least he explains the economics of free pricing models admirably. Certainly worth the time to read it. I paid nothing for it, but think it's worth paying for. True to his argument, his price got me to read it, and I will probably read some of his other stuff too.