Bringing Nothing to the Party

31brfax10yl_sl500_aa180_There are dozens of books about the dot.com boom and bust in Silicon Valley. But I know only one about similar events in the UK: Bringing Nothing To The Party by Paul Carr.

The book tells tales of now-legendary internet entrepreneurs, like Alex Tew (of the MillionDollarHomepage.com) and Firebox.com founder Michael Smith, as well as the disasterous IPO of Carr’s own dot.com flameout, KudoCities.

If you enjoyed Boo Hoo et al, I highly recommended it.

 

Comments

  1. Dan says

    Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll give this one a try. Another book with a UK focus worth a read is Dot Bomb by BBC journalist Rory Cellan-Jones.

  2. Richard Kershaw says

    Indeed, I always forget about that book. There’s a different (American) book with the same name, if anyone is looking for it be sure to buy the right one.

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