By Philip J. Kaplan
Now not some time past, the realm was once awash with enterprise capital looking for the following Yahoo! or Amazon.com. No product, no event, no know-how, no marketing strategy -- no challenge. you'll nonetheless get $40 million from traders to begin up your dot-com. and also you may possibly get humans to paintings round the clock for inventory techniques and the promise of thousands. Then, round April 2000, all of it got here crashing down.
Smart traders, esteemed analysts, and the company press discovered themselves asking:
- Who knew humans would not rush out to alternate of their U.S. money for a digital foreign money known as Flooz?
- Who knew humans would not blow all their Flooz on a used motor vehicle from the blokes at iMotors.com?
- And who wanted a used motor vehicle from iMotors.com after they might simply take a seat at domestic and feature 40-lb. baggage of pet food brought to them through a sock puppet?
F'd Companies captures the waste, greed, and human stupidity of greater than a hundred dot-com businesses. Written in Philip J. Kaplan's renowned, cynical variety, those profiles are full of colourful anecdotes, factoids, and knowledge unavailable anyplace else. jointly they shape a gleeful encyclopedia of the way to not run a company. in addition they catch a very awesome interval of history.
F'd Companies is needed analyzing for everybody fascinated about the "new economic climate" -- assuming your severance payment can hide the price.
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