Bringing Nothing to the Party: True Confessions Of A New Media Whore

Bringing Nothing to the Party: True Confessions Of A New Media Whore

by Paul Carr

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A fascinating and hilarious expose of how a group of young opportunists, chancers and geniuses found instant fame and fortune by messing about on the web. And one man's attempt to follow in their footsteps.

Having covered the first dot com boom, and founded a web-to-print publishing business during the second one, Paul counts many of the leading Internet entrepreneurs amongst his closest friends. These friendships mean he doesn't just attend their product launches and press conferences and speak at their events, but also gets invited to their ultra-exclusive networking events, and gets drunk at their parties.

Paul has enjoyed this bizarre world of excess without having to live in it. To help the moguls celebrate raising millions of pounds of funding without having to face the wrath of the venture capitalists himself. But in 2006, Paul decided he didn't want to be a spectator any more. He had been harbouring a great dot com project of his own and decided it was time to do something about it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780297853589
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 09/18/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 821,576
File size: 360 KB

About the Author

Paul Carr was born in 1979, but thanks to the events described in this book, he feels at least twenty year older. A former Guardian New Media columnist and co-founder of two Internet companies, he knows the world of Internet moguls both inside and out.

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