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Anecdotes from “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the age of”

by Ian Rosenwach 11.7.2013

I just finished reading “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the age of“.  Appropriately, it was the first book I read on the Kindle.  Overall it was a good reading experience, I especially liked the highlighting and popular highlights features. Thanks to highlight, I’m just going to share a few snippets that I highlighted […]

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Book Review: The Year Without Pants, and the future of work

by Ian Rosenwach 10.30.2013

Summary: A good book if you are part of, lead, or want to lead a distributed (remote) development team. Also, if you’re interested in how to prioritize culture as an organization. But don’t expect much insight into the business behind WordPress.  “The Year Without Pants”, by Scott Berkun, chronicles Berkun’s year working at Automattic, the […]

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Book Review: The Master Switch

by Ian Rosenwach 3.20.2011

I’ll confess – the middle 150 pages or so of “The Master Switch”, by Tim Wu, went by slowly. But the final 100 pages more than make up for it. Wu covers the emergence of communications empires from telegraph to telephone, radio to broadcast TV, and cable TV to the Internet. He provides context on […]

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Book Review: The Facebook Effect

by Ian Rosenwach 3.7.2011

This weekend while in Florida I read The Facebook Effect, by David Kirkpatrick. Overall it was a great read. I highly recommend it if you’re interested in what qualities are found in companies that get big fast.  Maybe even more so it’s a book about what makes great Technology and Internet Company leaders. This book […]

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Book Review: How the Web Was Won

by Ian Rosenwach 6.4.2010

In “How the Web Was Won”, Paul Andrews writes about Microsoft circa 1991-1995, as it was becoming clear that Internet connectivity was going to change the way people use computers. Andrews’ angle is that Bill Gates and Microsoft were successful in making Microsoft more of an Internet-focused company.  I think the jury is still out […]

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