- Tapa dura: 208 páginas
- Editor: Portfolio (16 de octubre de 2014)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1591847664
- ISBN-13: 978-1591847663
- Valoración media de los clientes: Sé el primero en opinar sobre este producto
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº603.928 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
You Only Have to Be Right Once: The Unprecedented Rise of the Instant Tech Billionaires (Inglés) Tapa dura – 16 oct 2014
Los clientes que compraron este producto también compraron
Descripción del producto
From "You Only Have to Be Right Once"
Wedged into a corner, Sean Parker sported the removed look of someone at a crowded party who doesn't know many people. Which, at a media soiree at New York's clubby Monkey Bar on October 4, 2011, happened to be the case. Given that two weeks prior, Parker became the first person to adorn the cover of Forbes since I returned as the editor, it seemed right to introduce myself.
It's not that the "Forbes" cover had been a valentine: it revealed the polymath who had helped shape Napster, Facebook and Spotify for all his quirks and faults. But until that story, the world equated him with the villainous character portrayed by Justin Timberlake in David Fincher's movie" The Social Network." Now Parker stood before me as a brash actor in a story that has only a little to do with Facebook and feels a hundred times bigger: how a handful of young digital swashbucklers shrugged off the Great Recession to transform how industries operate and fortunes get made.
The day after my conversation with Parker, Steve Jobs passed away. Jobs had epitomized the "old" new guard, one of a trinity of tech entrepreneurs - with Bill Gates and Michael Dell - who two generations earlier, while themselves in their twenties, proved the disruptive power of technology. This narrative isn't new.
In this round, however, the underlying drivers have accelerated exponentially. This new model of Young Turk isn't merely comfortable with technology--he can't remember a world without the Internet. Accordingly, he's no longer content merely conquering the technology space-"every" industry is now the technology space, whether hotels or music or transportation. And thus ripe for the pillaging.
Reseña del editor
In 2007, twenty-one-year old David Karp launched Tumblr, a simple micro-blogging platform, on a whim. By 2012, it had become one of the top ten online destinations, drawing 170 million visitors. By 2013, Yahoo had acquired Tumblr for over $1 billion. Just like that, a kid who hadnt even earned his high school diploma was worth over a quarter billion dollars. And hes not the only one . . .
Silicon Valleys newest billionaires represent a unique and unconventional breed of entrepreneur: young, bold, and taking the world by storm with their extreme speed, insatiable hunger, and progressive leadership. These whiz kids (and, to be fair, a few adults) have the hottest companies in the world. They are all turning just one brilliant insight or hook into money at a rate never before seen in human historycreating companies that, even with no revenue, garner insane valuations.
With unique insider access to the worlds most influential and wealthy entrepreneurs,Forbes has dug in to find what these super-entrepreneurs say about their own success. This book, introduced, edited, and updated byForbes editor Randall Lane, is the first comprehensive look at who these instant tech billionaires are and how they achieved their quick wins. With sixteen illuminating pieces, including two never-before published features, we get behind-the-scenes examinations of the founders of Spotify, Airbnb, Tumblr, Twitter, and more, including:
- Elon Musk: The billionaire founder of Paypal, electric carmaker Tesla, and private space company SpaceX. His extreme ambition is matched by his preternatural engineering mind; no wonder he was the model for Robert Downey Jr.s portrayal of Iron Man.
- Evan Spiegel: The twenty-three-year old declined a $3 billion cash offer from Mark Zuckerberg, after making the mountain come to Mohammed (Snapchats HQ is in Los Angeles) an unheard of request from a young gun to one of the biggest players in Silicon Valley. The story of Snapchats origin is even wilder than Facebooks, but Spiegels ability to parlay infamy and popularity into revenue is still up in the air, even as Snapchats valuation continues to grow.
- Alex Karp: An eccentric philosopher with almost no tech background turned a Peter Thiel backed venture, Palantir, into a data-mining champion, with clients like the NSA, the FBI, and the CIA. Amid heated privacy concerns, Karp continues to grow Palantir like crazy, to $196 million in funding and an estimated $1 billion in contracts in 2014.
You Only Have to Be Right Once is the definitive collection of everything we can learn from these incredible game changers and what their next moves spell for the future of business.
No es necesario ningún dispositivo Kindle. Descárgate una de las apps de Kindle gratuitas para comenzar a leer libros Kindle en tu smartphone, tablet u ordenador.
Obtén la app gratuita:
Detalles del producto
Si eres el vendedor de este producto, ¿te gustaría sugerir ciertos cambios a través del servicio de atención al vendedor?
Opiniones de clientes
|5 estrellas (0%)|
|4 estrellas (0%)|
|3 estrellas (0%)|
|2 estrellas (0%)|
|1 estrella (0%)|
Opiniones de clientes más útiles en Amazon.com
Since it aims to be a summary, it should have focused more on key details:
*important milestones (e.g. when did Whatsapp reach 1 million users?).
*durations between events (e.g. how many months passed from the founding of Whatsapp to its $19bln acquisition by Facebook?).
*disasters and triumphs (e.g. what caused Whatsapp to suffer an outage shortly after its $19bln acquisition?).
Books like these are read by aspiring tech entrepreneurs and this one could be better structured to answer the questions we all have in our head when seeking inspiration.