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Follow the Geeks

10 Digital Innovators and the Future of Work
Narrated by: Jason Hiner
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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  • 04-08-18

nice to hear the stories behind some names

I liked the idea of this book when I heard about it on TWIT, but I found it too unwilling to examine its subjects from critical, as well as enthusiastically positive angles. There are some very interesting hints of darker facets (they are all human after all) , but these are carefully left hanging for the most part, leaving a rather saccharine account of people clearly well-liked by the writers. It may appeal more to listeners who are deeply invested in the Silicon Valley tech-bubble, but to an outsider, it seemed more like a superficial retelling of interview notes than analytical commentary.

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  • Andrew
  • 31-08-16

A must listen for fans of Twit.tv

If you listen to Twit, you'll be familiar with most or even all the geeks featured here, and their stories are fascinating.

That being said, I'm only giving this 3 stars as the politics of this book are vomit inducing. Almost once a chapter the authors stop to wax idiotic about the plight of women in tech. Ironically by claiming that women can't do anything, the authors themselves are the worst kind of sexists.

There is a saying in film, "show, don't tell", and the authors should have adopted that line of thought for this book.

I listen to these books to inspired by the geeks, not to feel sorry for them.

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  • Mark
  • 24-07-16

So much better than the first release

This version (read by Jason Hiner) is so much better than the original. Jason's delivery is natural and conversational, and accurate. Do not bother with the original Dan Patterson version.

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  • Vic
  • 01-08-19

Fire 🔥

Fire.🔥 Loved the writing. Loved the reader. Would highly recommend. The leo laporte chapter was my favorite

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  • Paul
  • 05-11-17

50/50

I got this book based of a podcast I listen to. It wasn't as interesting as the podcast was making it out to be, but it wasn't a terrible book. I wouldn't recommend it to just any person looking for a book because it is really for a specific set of readers.

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  • Sam Greenwood
  • 20-12-16

Great book

The book was great and really inspiring. Just a side note if you enjoyed the book check out everything that was mentioned they are really good.

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  • Fine Arts Dad
  • 22-07-16

A picture of the people

What made the experience of listening to Follow the Geeks the most enjoyable?

The humanity, people you may have read about, listened to or watched were made more real.

What did you like best about this story?

The details about people you'll never get otherwise.

Which character – as performed by Jason Hiner – was your favorite?

Not that kind of book...Mr. Hiner was an excellent complement to the telling of the stories.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

It's better as a book...

Any additional comments?

It's a friendly vision of people we would like to know personally.

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  • wesley smith
  • 19-07-16

A nice introduction 10 tech entrepreneurs

You get a good idea of what brought each subject to their current position. This is not an in depth view of each person's life.

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  • Bryden
  • 16-02-17

this is just book about 'Tech' journalists

I was hoping to read a book about people doing real work and actually deveoping some technologies not just a bunch of talking heads.

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  • D. R.
  • 11-07-16

Not the tech, but the people

This is a great book to give you some insight into tech celebrities, what does them, how they overcome adversity, and where they find inspiration for the next thing.