dot.bomb

My Days and Nights at an Internet Goliath
By J. David Kuo (Electronic Book, 2001)
It is 1999, at the pinnacle of dot-com fever. David Kuo has just been invited to walk through the magic portal. This is the huge Internet startup, Value America. In his new job as communications SVP, David is expected to spread the gospel: here's a new kind of retailing, linking consumers directly to manufacturers over the Internet -- no more stores or distributors or other middlemen.

Ahead for David lies the chance to be part of the new business paradigm. Not to mention the riches when his stock options bear fruit.

Except the founder and chairman isn't a twenty-something Internet crusader -- he's over forty and a successful old-economy CEO. And he keeps talking about his new private plane and his plans to run for governor -- even president! New investors come on board almost weekly, but whenever David tries out the company's website, the things he orders seem never to arrive...

"dot.bomb" is the amazing story of the Internet gold rush as it could only be told by an insider. David Kuo saw it all: the sky's-the-limit optimism, the hundreds of millions of dollars spent in a giddy grab for eyeballs and market share, the investors

It is 1999, at the pinnacle of dot-com fever. David Kuo has just been invited to walk through the magic portal. This is the huge Internet startup, Value America. In his new job as communications SVP, David is expected to spread the gospel: here's a new kind of retailing, linking consumers directly to manufacturers over the Internet -- no more stores or distributors or other middlemen.

Ahead for David lies the chance to be part of the new business paradigm. Not to mention the riches when his stock options bear fruit.

Except the founder and chairman isn't a twenty-something Internet crusader -- he's over forty and a successful old-economy CEO. And he keeps talking about his new private plane and his plans to run for governor -- even president! New investors come on board almost weekly, but whenever David tries out the company's website, the things he orders seem never to arrive...

"dot.bomb" is the amazing story of the Internet gold rush as it could only be told by an insider. David Kuo saw it all: the sky's-the-limit optimism, the hundreds of millions of dollars spent in a giddy grab for eyeballs and market share, the investors
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  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780759545922
  • On Sale Date: 10/15/2001
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