Author: Nick Bilton
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
Desde fuera, la red social Twitter parece ser la típica compañía sin problemas y que goza de su ubicación en Silicon Valley. Su inicio sólo representa uno más de entre las muchas pequeñas empresas tecnológicas que acaban consiguiendo un éxito desmesurado: un grupo de jóvenes programadores fundan una empresa con la esperanza de hacerse ricos y cambiar el mundo. Y lo consiguen. Pero Twitter no se constituyó de la manera que se nos ha hecho creer. Más bien es al contrario, fue una historia de traición, de inversores despiadados y de luchas de poder que acabaron con la expulsión de los fundadores de Twitter, de directores ejecutivos, empleados, inversores y de miembros del consejo. Este bestseller, escrito por el periodista de The New York Times Nick Bilton y que en pocas semanas ha alcanzado los primeros puestos de las listas estadounidenses, relata todas las artimañas de esta trama que tuvo como objetivo saborear la fama, la infl uencia, el poder y el dinero, y defi ne a una generación en la que los ingenieros de software se han convertido en celebridades de fama mundial.
Author: Nick Bilton
A New York Times bestseller Ev told Jack he had to ?chill out” with the deluge of media he was doing. ?It's bad for the company,” Ev said. ?It's sending the wrong message.” Biz sat between them, watching like a spectator at a tennis match. ?But I invented Twitter,” Jack said. ?No, you didn't invent Twitter,” Ev replied. ?I didn't invent Twitter either. Neither did Biz. People don't invent things on the Internet. They simply expand on an idea that already exists.” Despite all the coverage of Twitter's rise, Nick Bilton of The New York Times is the first journalist to tell the full story?a gripping drama of betrayed friendships and highstakes power struggles. The four founders?Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey, and Noah Glass?made a dizzyingly fast transition from ordinary engineers to wealthy celebrities. They fought each other bitterly for money, influence, publicity, and control as Twitter grew larger and more powerful. Ultimately they all lost their grip on it. Bilton's unprecedented access and exhaustive reporting have enabled him to write an intimate portrait of four friends who accidentally changed the world, and what they all learned along the way.
Author: Nick Bilton
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom—and almost got away with it In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything—drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons—free of the government’s watchful eye. It wasn’t long before the media got wind of the new Web site where anyone—not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers—could buy and sell contraband detection-free. Spurred by a public outcry, the federal government launched an epic two-year manhunt for the site’s elusive proprietor, with no leads, no witnesses, and no clear jurisdiction. All the investigators knew was that whoever was running the site called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts. The Silk Road quickly ballooned into $1.2 billion enterprise, and Ross embraced his new role as kingpin. He enlisted a loyal crew of allies in high and low places, all as addicted to the danger and thrill of running an illegal marketplace as their customers were to the heroin they sold. Through his network he got wind of the target on his back and took drastic steps to protect himself—including ordering a hit on a former employee. As Ross made plans to disappear forever, the Feds raced against the clock to catch a man they weren’t sure even existed, searching for a needle in the haystack of the global Internet. Drawing on exclusive access to key players and two billion digital words and images Ross left behind, Vanity Fair correspondent and New York Times bestselling author Nick Bilton offers a tale filled with twists and turns, lucky breaks and unbelievable close calls. It’s a story of the boy next door’s ambition gone criminal, spurred on by the clash between the new world of libertarian-leaning, anonymous, decentralized Web advocates and the old world of government control, order, and the rule of law. Filled with unforgettable characters and capped by an astonishing climax, American Kingpin might be dismissed as too outrageous for fiction. But it’s all too real.
Author: Nick Bilton
Publisher: Crown Business
A technology guru at the forefront of Internet developments provides a layperson's explanation of how a radically changed media world is influencing human behavior, sharing recommendations for short- and long-term responses.
Author: Frank Zappa, Peter Occhiogrosso
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.
Author: Ben Mezrich
NATIONAL BESTSELLER “The Social Network, the much anticipated movie…adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires.” —The New York Times Best friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University’s elite, competitive, and accomplished student body. Then, in 2003, Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard’s computers, crashed the campus network, almost got himself expelled, and was inspired to create Facebook, the social networking site that has since revolutionized communication around the world. With Saverin’s funding their tiny start-up went from dorm room to Silicon Valley. But conflicting ideas about Facebook’s future transformed the friends into enemies. Soon, the undergraduate exuberance that marked their collaboration turned into out-and-out warfare as it fell prey to the adult world of venture capitalists, big money, and lawyers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Debbie Elicksen
Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Self-Counsel Press
How to publish your own book and ensure thriving sales, control all aspects of your book from design to price, and learn important tips from a successful self-published author.
Author: Lucy Foley
Publisher: Little, Brown
From London to Corsica to Paris--as a young woman pursues the truth about her late mother, two captivating love stories unfurl. Kate Darling's enigmatic mother--a once-famous ballerina--has passed away, leaving Kate bereft. When her grandmother falls ill and bequeaths to Kate a small portrait of a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Kate's mother, Kate uncovers a mystery that may upend everything she thought she knew. Kate's journey to find the true identity of the woman in the portrait takes her to some of the world's most iconic and indulgent locales, revealing a love story that began in the wild 1920s and was disrupted by war and could now spark new love for Kate. Alternating between Kate's present-day hunt and voices from the past, THE BOOK OF LOST AND FOUND casts light on family secrets and love-both lost and found.
Author: Kathleen E. Smith
Publisher: Harvard University Press
In 1956 Khrushchev stunned Communists by reciting a litany of Stalin’s abuses. His bid to rejuvenate the Party opened the door to upheaval, as Soviet citizens asked where the system had gone astray. Kathleen Smith contends that the year’s brief thaw set in motion a cycle of reform and retrenchment that would recur until the Soviet Union’s collapse.
Author: Marc Schiller
Publisher: Pain and Gain-Marc Schiller
The True Story Behind The Movie Pain & Gain This book proves that sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction!What if you were kidnapped, tied to a wall for a month, starved, humiliated, tortured and then they tried to murder you, but you survived? What stories would you tell of how you were able to survive and the struggles you went through? What if you went to the police and they did not believe you? What would you do to evade those trying to kill you and how would you bring the criminals to justice before they struck again? How would that change your life and the way you perceived the world and people? Read this amazing book to find out! The year was 1994, Marc and his family lived and ordinary middle class life in Miami, Florida. Little did he know that in November of that year his life and that of his family would change forever. The events that were to unfold could not be conceived by the wildest imagination.In this amazing book he narrates the events that led to his kidnapping and his attempted murder. It will transport and place you in the warehouse where he was held and give you a unique perspective of the events that transpired during that horrific month and the physical and mental struggle to beat the odds and survive.Marc chronicles his story in torturous detail. His humiliation, pain and suffering at the hands of the Sun Gang Gym and his miraculous survival.You will understand how and why he survived and that everything can be taken from a human being, but the one's spirit and determination to survive can never be.No one believed his story, not the police or anyone else. Nevertheless, he maintained steadfast and determined to bring the criminals to justice before they struck again.Truly a harrowing tale and one that not only you soon won't forget but will uplift and inspire you!!Scroll up and grab your copy today and start reading one of the most intriguing stories in the last 20 years!!
Author: Lindsay Mattick
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Caldecott Medal about the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war. Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey--from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England... And finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin. Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!
Author: Susan Jane Gilman
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
In 1913, little Malka Treynovsky flees Russia with her family. Bedazzled by tales of gold and movie stardom, she tricks them into buying tickets for America. Yet no sooner do they land on the squalid Lower East Side of Manhattan, than Malka is crippled and abandoned in the street. Taken in by a tough-loving Italian ices peddler, she manages to survive through cunning and inventiveness. As she learns the secrets of his trade, she begins to shape her own destiny. She falls in love with a gorgeous, illiterate radical named Albert, and they set off across America in an ice cream truck. Slowly, she transforms herself into Lillian Dunkle, "The Ice Cream Queen" -- doyenne of an empire of ice cream franchises and a celebrated television personality. Lillian's rise to fame and fortune spans seventy years and is inextricably linked to the course of American history itself, from Prohibition to the disco days of Studio 54. Yet Lillian Dunkle is nothing like the whimsical motherly persona she crafts for herself in the media. Conniving, profane, and irreverent, she is a supremely complex woman who prefers a good stiff drink to an ice cream cone. And when her past begins to catch up with her, everything she has spent her life building is at stake.
Author: Linda Rottenberg
Si las personas no te dicen que tus ideas son locas, no estás pensando en grande. Bestseller de The New York Times. Por Linda Rottenberg, cofundadora y CEO de Endeavo Loco por emprender combina historias inspiradoras, investigación original y consejos prácticos para crear un plan de acción de negocios y crecer ¡a lo grande! Hoy en día, tomar riesgos no es sólo para los que han dejado la escuela en busca de algo más grande. Ya sea que trabajes en una multinacional, en una ONG o que seas padre o madre de tiempo completo, todo el mundo necesita pensar y actuar como un emprendedor. Es necesario ser ágiles, adaptables, atrevidos -incluso un poco locos- si no queremos rezagarnos. Pero, ¿cómo tomar riesgos inteligentes sin arriesgarlo todo? Con más de dos décadas de experiencia, Linda Rottenberg te revela las múltiples estrategias que ha desarrollado como CEO y cofundadora de Endeavor -una organización líder en el mundo y sin fines de lucro que apoya a emprendedores que han tenido un rápido crecimiento-, incluyendo el tan codiciado Endeavor 8 (el conjunto de las mejores prácticas, las lecciones clave y aquellos momentos de alto impacto que cambiarán el rumbo de tu empresa). Loco por emprender profundiza en el trabajo de emprendedores icónicos como Walt Disney y Estée Lauder, y revela cómo las compañías MTV, General Electric y Burberry lograron el éxito al romper con las normas establecidas e implementar una mentalidad de emprendedor. Linda Rottenberg afirma: "Todos los días conozco personas con un sueño. Tal vez eres mesero y fantaseas con abrir tu propia cafetería; tal vez decidiste no ir a la universidad y anhelas empezar tu propia línea de diseño; quizá estás sentado en tu cubículo haciendo una lluvia de ideas sobre cómo mejorar tu empresa. Tienes un sueño pero no sabes cómo hacerlo realidad. O quizá ya has puesto en marcha tu sueño pero no sabes cómo llevarlo al siguiente nivel. Este libro te enseñará el camino."
Author: Philip Norman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Updated to include Paul McCartney’s knighting and the deaths of John Lennon and George Harrison. Philip Norman’s biography of the Beatles is the definitive work on the world's most influential band—a beautifully written account of their lives, their music, and their times. Now brought completely up to date, this epic tale charts the rise of four scruffy Liverpool lads from their wild, often comical early days to the astonishing heights of Beatlemania, from the chaos of Apple and the collapse of hippy idealism to the band's acrimonious split. It also describes their struggle to escape the smothering Beatles’ legacy and the tragic deaths of John Lennon and George Harrison. Witty, insightful, and moving, Shout! is essential reading not just for Beatles fans but for anyone with an interest in pop music.
Author: Alex Gino
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
A bright, bold debut about a girl who happens to have been born a boy, but refuses to let that stand in the way of her dream.