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Bringing Nothing To The Party: True Confessions Of A New Media Whore (eBook)Paul Carr
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 means 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 in London and New York, gets drunk at their New Year parties in their luxury Covent Garden apartments and tags along when they throw impromptu parties at strip clubs after raising tens of millions of pounds in funding. But being a journalist and book publisher, rather than a super-hyped new media mogul himself has allowed Paul to enjoy this bizarre world of excess without having to live in it. To help the moguls celebrate raising millions of pounds of funding without having to face the wrath of the venture capitalists himself. Until now. In 2006, Paul decided he didn't want to be a spectator any more. He had been harbouring a grant dot com project of his own and, confident that the second dot com boom was very, very different from the first, he decided it was time to do something about it. In 'Web 2.0', Paul uses his own unrivalled access to the major dot com players to reveal exactly what it is that makes them so successful in the hope that the next big dot come success he writes about will be his own.