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"The single goal was to build scale, build the brand, and become the Internet behemoth... overnight," he writes in describing how Winn, a traditional businessman with traditional ideas about building a traditional company, was sucked into the day's unbridled cyber-fervor as he tried to assemble his vision of a one-stop electronic shop that took advantage of all the Net's imagined bells and whistles. "[But] Winn had more competitors than he imagined," Kuo continues. "In Silicon Valleys, alleys, and corridors, retailers, technologists, and bankers were creating dot.com companies that would sell pet food, lingerie, books, electronics, discount items, luxury items, home-improvement items, furniture, and everything else imaginable. All those companies were already operating on new Internet math. Winn had to catch up."
In the pages that follow, Kuo vividly chronicles the heady years that came just after Michael Wolff's pioneering Burn Rate era, and he does so with just as juicy an insider's perspective (although without the rancor and animosity that such an experience often engenders). There also are plenty of practical lessons here. One strongly suspects, however, that much like those brought back from gold rushes to Sutter's Mill, these also will go largely unheeded when the fever spreads again. --Howard Rothman
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Its a really good story about the rollercoaster ride he went through and fortunately it ended.A very interesting tale of an online company marketing its products in a very... Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2004 by Romin Cyrus Irani
I found the book both highly entertaining and a bit unsettling. Was the Internet culture really like that way back in 1999? Whoa, yes it was!
The book covers the dot. Read more
If you want to know what happened during the dot.com gold rush, DOT.BOMB is a very good place to start. Read morePublished on July 15 2003 by Rebecca Brown
This is a humorous read. It is enjoyable, but drags on, without really exploring the details of the final downfall of VA.Published on April 2 2003 by John D Early
I guess one reason I really liked this book is that my dot.com's CEO was almost the same person as Craig Winn. Read morePublished on March 29 2003
Even if some of the people and events are not 100% accurate (and how can they ever be with personal perception), this is a great read and a lesson that every business builder needs... Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2003 by Dr. David Arelette
As someone who went through a dot bomb, it's amazing to read a story with so many simularities: the wanton spending of cash, the arrogence and egos, and the stunning miss reading... Read morePublished on Dec 31 2002 by T. Schmitt