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Andrew Chen is a writer and entrepreneur focused on mobile products, metrics, and user growth. He is a startup investor at Andreessen Horowitz. His newsletter on growth/metrics is available at "andrewchen.co".
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Dune
by Frank Herbert (Aug 31, 1990)
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In 1965, after being rejected by more than a dozen publishing houses, a book called "Dune" was brought out by the Chilton Book Company. Its respected author, journalist Frank Herbert, had written "Dune" with nothing more in mind than to entertain his readers with the telling of a particularly complex story, one which had occupied his thoughts for m...
The Master Switch
The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
by Tim Wu (Nov 28, 2011)
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It is easy to forget that every development in the history of the American information industryfrom the telephone to radio to filmonce existed in an open and chaotic marketplace inhabited by entrepreneurs and utopians, just as the Internet does today. Each of these, however, grew to be dominated by a monopolist or cartel. In this pathbreaking book,...
Bad Blood
Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
by John Carreyrou (Jan 27, 2020)
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Tags: entrepreneurshipbusinessengineeringmedical
In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device, which performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Ti...
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