Bringing Nothing to the Party

31brfax10yl_sl500_aa180_There are dozens of books about the 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 and founder Michael Smith, as well as the disasterous IPO of Carr’s own flameout, KudoCities.

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



  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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