F'D Companies

F'D Companies
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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 206
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ISBN-10 : 9780743235433
ISBN-13 : 0743235436
Rating : 4/5 (33 Downloads)

Book Synopsis F'D Companies by : Philip J. Kaplan

Download or read book F'D Companies written by Philip J. Kaplan and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2002-04-09 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Not long ago, the world was awash with venture capital in search of the next Yahoo! or Amazon.com. No product, no experience, no technology, no business plan -- no problem. You could still get $40 million from investors to start up your dot-com. And you could get people to work around the clock for stock options and the promise of millions. Then, around April 2000, it all came crashing down. Smart investors, esteemed analysts, and the business press found themselves asking: Who knew people wouldn't rush out to trade in their U.S. dollars for a virtual currency called Flooz? Who knew people wouldn't blow all their Flooz on a used car from the guys at iMotors.com? And who needed a used car from iMotors.com when they could just sit at home and have 40-lb. bags of dog food delivered to them by a sock puppet? F'd Companies captures the waste, greed, and human stupidity of more than 100 dot-com companies. Written in Philip J. Kaplan's popular, cynical style, these profiles are filled with colorful anecdotes, factoids, and information unavailable anywhere else. Together they form a gleeful encyclopedia of how not to run a business. They also capture a truly remarkable period of history. F'd Companies is required reading for everyone involved in the "new economy" -- assuming your severance check can cover the cost.

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