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Nov 17, Sarah Jane rated it it was ok Shelves: I hate him slightly less because he is British, but this book is only semi-readable and really only skim-worthy. Some bloggers should really stick to blogging. Sep 19, Marius rated it really liked it Shelves: The writing's witty, the stories of dotcom ridiculousness amusing, but Carr's sad stories of personal dysfunction lose their sparkle after the n-th iteration. The book is worth reading if you have an interest in the behind-the-scenes trading of the entrepeneurs building and cashing in on online services. It won't make you like them much, though.

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Great fun, and a good antidote to the "heroism always succeeds" point of view implicit in books like Founders at Work and Paul Graham's essays. Felt a bit like reading Hunter S. Thompson at times--love the writing and the style, wonder if I'd like Carr in person.

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Feb 23, Mark rated it really liked it. Dec 19, Gus rated it really liked it. This guy is special. It was an entertaining read about the life of one who wants to make it as an entrepreneur. It's a pretty honest peek into a life that's clearly not for everyone.


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While I wasn't a big fan early on, I definitely ended up rooting for him in the end. May 18, Jason Bagley rated it liked it Shelves: Interesting read for startups. Paul Carr writes about his success and failure at trying his hand at building a web startup in the UK. The web industry in the UK is just as big a circle jerk like it is in SA and I guess everywhere else.

Money, parties, success and failure. Jan 02, Seth Freudenburg rated it liked it. Carr is a difficult guy: Still though, you can't help root for him. Mar 05, Zabetta Camilleri rated it did not like it. Didn't enjoy this one as much as The Upgrade Jul 23, Nic Brisbourne rated it really liked it. Entertaining read charting the rise and fall of Paul as a London internet entrepreneur. I like it, but then I am in it Oct 28, Isa K.

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Amusing romp through the world of London entrepreneurs. Jul 28, Enrico Iglesias added it. Dec 05, Steve Nixon rated it really liked it. An excellent take from a first hand perspective on the 2k internet bubble. Well written, spares no punches. Really enjoyed this one. Looking forward to reading "The Upgrade".

Bringing Nothing to The Party: True Confessions of a New Media Whore

Bringing Nothing To The Party: Feb 27, Richard Johnson rated it it was amazing. Few books have made me laugh manically on the tube. It helps that I work in a London start-up. Oct 15, Adeleh rated it it was amazing. Very good, pretty funny, a dandy read. A first hand view on the Internet and business, Paul Carr shares all.

Dec 23, Mike Shoemaker rated it it was amazing. Always fun to peek into the mind of Paul Carr. Oct 10, Saajid rated it it was amazing. A fascinating and hilarious expose of how a group of young opportunists, chancers and geniuses found instant fame and fortune by messing about on the web.

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And one man's attempt to follow in their footsteps. Having covered the first dot com boom, and founded a web-to-print publishing business during the second one, Paul counts many of the leading Internet entrepreneurs amongst his closest friends. These friendships mean he doesn't just attend their product launches and press conferences and speak at their events, but also gets invited to their ultra-exclusive networking events, and gets drunk at their parties. Paul has enjoyed this bizarre world of excess without having to live in it.

Bringing Nothing to the Party: True Confessions of a New Media Whore, Paul Carr

Bringing Nothing to the Party is a truly funny book. Nerdy wunderkind Paul Carr lands a multi-book deal at the age of For the next few years, Carr attends their parties, conferences, launches, and networking events, always impressed and more than a little annoyed that younger, less intelligent people are able to make millions overnight. All it takes, he figures, is one good idea and a little perseverance. Armed with his one idea, Carr pursues capital, assembles a staff, organises publicity, works long hours and—outrageously—fails.


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