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Bringing Nothing to the Party By Paul Carr

Bringing Nothing to the Party
by Paul Carr

A fascinating expose of how a strange group of young opportunists, chancers and geniuses found instant fame and fortune by messing about on the web. And one man's attempt to follow in their footsteps.
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Bringing Nothing to the Party: True Confessions Of A New Media Whore by Paul Carr

As a journalist covering the first dot.com boom, Paul Carr spent his life meeting the world's most successful young Internet entrepreneurs. In doing so he came to count many of them amongst his closest friends. These friendships meant he was not only able to attend their press conferences and speak at their events, but also get invited to their ultra-exclusive networking events in London and New York, get drunk at their New Year parties in their luxury Soho apartments and tag along when they threw impromptu parties at strip clubs after raising tens of millions of pounds in funding. And being a lowly hack, rather than a super-hyped new media mogul, Paul was able to enjoy this bizarre world of excess without actually having to be part of it. To help the moguls celebrate raising their millions without having to face the wrath of the venture capitalists himself. There was just one problem. He wanted to be rich and famous too. So, at the age of 25, Paul decided he didn't want to be a spectator any more. He had been harbouring a great dot.com project of his own and, with a second Internet boom on the horizon, he decided it was time to do something about it. In 'Bringing Nothing to the Party', Paul uses his unparalleled (and totally uncensored) access to tell the real story of a unique group of hard-partying, high-achieving young entrepreneurs - and his attempts to join them, whatever the cost.

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Bringing Nothing to the Party Reviews


"It's like a booze, drug and sex-fuelled genius teenager's diary and you can't not chuckle" CITY AM "Carr is an excellent storyteller, and you'll end up really wanting to corner him at the bar one of these nights" NEW MEDIA KNOWLEDGE "his limitless capacity for drink, work and web-related ideas are utterly endearing. This is completely addictive reading" PRESS ASSOCIATION Christmas recommendation: "Anyone who wants a glimpse into the world of the successful - and not so successful - London internet entrepreneur need look no further" -- Edie Lush THE SPECTATOR

About Paul Carr


Paul Carr was born in 1979, but thanks to the events described in this book, he feels at least twenty year older. A former Guardian New Media columnist and co-founder of two Internet companies, he knows the world of Internet moguls both inside and out.

Additional information

GOR001226955
Bringing Nothing to the Party: True Confessions Of A New Media Whore by Paul Carr
Paul Carr
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2008-08-14
288
029785545X
9780297855453
N/A
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