The New New Thing by Michael Lewis
A Silicon Valley Story

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New York Times Bestseller. “A superb book. . . . [Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar’s Poker.”—Time

In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis set out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world’s most important technology entrepreneur. He found this in Jim Clark, a man whose achievements include the founding of three separate billion-dollar companies. Lewis also found much more, and the result—the best-selling book The New New Thing—is an ingeniously conceived history of the Internet revolution.

About Michael Lewis

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Michael Lewis is the author of Panic!, Liar’s Poker, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and Home Game, among other works. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Published October 17, 1999 by W. W. Norton & Company. 273 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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(When Clark’s concept of a $1 million computerized yacht that can sail itself around the world without human hands doesn’t survive the transition to working prototype, it isn—t clear whether the yacht’s engine died in the middle of the Atlantic because the computer thought the boat was in the Afr...

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While it purports to look at the business world of Silicon Valley through the lens of one man, that one man, Jim Clark, is so domineering that the book is essentially about Clark.

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Through its impulsive subject, The New New Thing shrewdly depicts a radical shift in how business is done, with power moving from the crisply suited Organization Man to anarchic free-thinkers and a surreal climate in which the companies that have yet to show a profit have the most money thrown at...

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Christian Science Monitor

By the time you turn 50 you’ve written almost an entire shelf of incredibly successful books (including “Liar’s Poker,” “The Blind Side,” “The New New Thing,” “The Big Short,” “Moneyball”), some of which have been turned into equally successful movies.

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But one new title stands out as the most lucidly argued of any I have seen, with the broadest relevance to a wide range of business situations: Dead Ahead: The Web Dilemma and the New Rules of Business (Allworth Press, $24.95, 1581150334), by Laurie Windham with Jon Samsel.

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Austin Chronicle

Not by accident, Michael Lewis' new book The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story, begins aboard Jim Clark's massive toy: a huge computer-controlled sailboat.

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The New York Review of Books

Less than five years ago, in May 1995, Bill Gates suddenly recognized the way the Web might change the computer business and sent a memo called “The Internet Tidal Wave” to his lieutenants at Microsoft, saying that he now gave the Internet “the highest level of importance.” The company’s strategy...

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Barton Yahwoo 24 Jun 2013

Rated the book as 3.5 out of 5