While driving my car I enjoy listening to memoirs and business books. While running I like listening to books about running.
This is a really good book but incredibly long and at times the detail get in the way of the narrative. I also find the chronology skips about as different issues and projects are discussed which can be confusing.
That said, the story is engaging and well read. I didn't know much about the oil industry and this was an eye opening account of the power players. At its best this is riveting stuff.
Brilliant telling of the facebook story and the definitive account of the early years of a phenomenon.
Slightly weak on the future prospects of the business and at times it feels a little distant from Zuckerburg as clearly many of the incites were not coming directly from him. Nevertheless a very enjoyable listen.
Makes a great companion piece to Stephen Levy's book on Google 'In the Plex'.
Brilliant. Don't worry about the technical terminology, it bends your mind and even when I thought I understood it I didn't. But, in the end that is kind of the point - nobody else did either.
A brilliant story, excellently narrated. Riveting stuff that you can't help talking about.
I am in the midst of starting up two businesses while working full time and was needing some insight and inspiration to keep me motivated. This book sounded good but it really disappoints. The author has attempted to use the life stories of three entrepreneurs to illustrate his 10 key points. The end result however is a very poorly written narrative of each person's life full of uninteresting anecdotes and obvious conclusions. Murphy Jr. could really have benefited from an editor, for example, 'She was on her computer, Powerpoint was running on it'. Having paid 18 quid for this i suffered through it hoping to find some insight but to no avail. The context is the internet boom of the late 90's and feels completely out of touch with today's environment and issues. This book could be 30 mins and cover all points he makes adequately. If you're after a great book on entrepreneurship i recommend Rework by the guys at 37 signals. It current, fresh and not mired in old thinking like this one is.