Becoming Facebook: The 10 Challenges That Defined the Company That’s Disrupting the World

AMACOM #ad - You can’t create a $300 billion company by accident in between classes. Discover from an insider:• how facebook recovered from its “disastrous” ipo• how the growth team achieved the impossible• Why Facebook’s newsfeed ads were the company’s most important business decision ever• How Google+ attacked and lost• Why and how Instagram and WhatsApp were added• And much more!Follow the social media giant from its almost mythical birth all the way to the overwhelming success it has been solidified in today, uncovering the lessons its leaders learned while overcoming setbacks and achieving greatness.

You may think you know the legendary story behind the beginning of Facebook by wunderkind Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg, but those who were actually there on the inside molding this social media idea into a game-changing, Goliath-sized company know the experience was far more tumultuous and uncertain than one might expect.

Becoming Facebook: The 10 Challenges That Defined the Company That's Disrupting the World #ad - As a computer engineer turned marketing innovator who worked with COO Sheryl Sandberg, stumbles, Mike Hoefflinger had a front-row seat to the company’s growing pains, and reinventions. In becoming facebook, he shares the challenges faced and lessons learned during the coming-of-age times of the übercompany.


The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

Simon & Schuster #ad - This is the Facebook story that can be found nowhere else. As facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects—even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran. Veteran technology reporter david Kirkpatrick had the full cooperation of Facebook’s key executives in researching this fascinating history of the company and its impact on our lives.

This is the Facebook Effect. He chronicles its successes and missteps, and gives readers the most complete assessment anywhere of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the central figure in the company’s remarkable ascent. Kirkpatrick tells us how Facebook was created, why it has flourished, and where it is going next.

The exclusive inside story of Facebook and how it has revolutionized the way the world uses the Internet. A fantastic book, filled with great reporting and colorful narrative” Walter Isaacson. In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users.

In the process, altering politics, business, he and a small group of key executives have created a company that has changed social life in the United States and elsewhere, a company that has become a ubiquitous presence in marketing, and even our sense of our own identity. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide.

The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World #ad - How did a nineteen-year-old harvard student create a company that has transformed the Internet and how did he grow it to its current enormous size? Kirkpatrick shows how Zuckerberg steadfastly refused to compromise his vision, insistently focusing on growth over profits and preaching that Facebook must dominate his word communication on the Internet.


The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy

Mariner Books #ad - An engrossing story of audacious entrepreneurism and big-industry disruption, this is a tale for our times. Charles duhigg, notorious start-up this is the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb, disruptive, author of Smarter Faster BetterAn investigative look into a beloved, the online lodging platform that is now the largest provider of accommodations in the world.

A fast-paced, fun dive into one of the seminal firms of our time; through the tale of Airbnb, Leigh Gallagher shows us how the sharing economy can be a force for emotional connection — as well as for social and business disruption. Rana foroohar, financial Times columnist and CNN global economic analyst  .

The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy #ad - Fortune editor leigh gallagher presents the first nuanced, in-depth look at the Airbnb phenomenon — the successes and controversies alike — and takes us behind the scenes as the company’s young CEO steers into increasingly uncharted waters. At first just the wacky idea of cofounders Brian Chesky, and Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia, Airbnb has become indispensable to millions of hosts and travelers around the world.


The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal

Anchor #ad - Then, almost got himself expelled, crashed the campus network, Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard’s computers, and was inspired to create Facebook, in 2003, the social networking site that has since revolutionized communication around the world. With saverin’s funding their tiny start-up went from dorm room to Silicon Valley.

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal #ad - . Soon, big money, the undergraduate exuberance that marked their collaboration turned into out-and-out warfare as it fell prey to the adult world of venture capitalists, and lawyers. But conflicting ideas about Facebook’s future transformed the friends into enemies. National bestseller“the social network, the much anticipated movie…adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires.

The new york timesbest friends eduardo saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University’s elite, competitive, and accomplished  student body.


Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook's Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg

McGraw-Hill Education #ad - Facebook has singlehandedly revolutionized the way more than one-seventh of the world’s population communicates, engages, and consumes information. Think like zuck is a fascinating look at how entrepreneurial vision drives success. Don’t just read this book; use it. Shawn achor, author of the international bestseller The Happiness Advantage.

Mark zuckerberg’s creation has changed the world. Facebook accounts for one of every seven minutes spent online. More than one billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook. Wall street journal bestseller make your mark in the world with the Five Success Principles of the World-Changing Social Media Site If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world.

If you want more out of work than just a job, if you have the burning desire to build something of lasting value, then this is your guide. David meerman scott, bestselling author of the new rules of marketing and pr “whether you’re a seasoned business executive or the next mark Zuckerberg in your dorm room right now, this book is a must-read! Two likeable thumbs up!” —DAVE KERPEN, New York Times bestselling author of Likeable Social Media and Likeable Business “True success lies at the place where passion and purpose collide—this book will help you uncover yours.

Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook's Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg #ad - John jantsch, social entrepreneur, bestselling author of duct tape marketing and The Commitment Engine “Think Like Zuck is a must-read for any innovator, or business owner looking to capitalize on the success of Facebook to propel and realize their own vision. Simon mainwaring, new york times bestselling author of we first “this book takes you on the ride of a lifetime and shows you how you can be successful! The question is: What does it take? Ekaterina gives us the answers!” —JEFFREY HAYZLETT, bestselling author of Running the Gauntlet and global business celebrity “In Think Like Zuck, you will find important principles to infuse meaning into your business strategies and inspire change.

There’s no doubt about it.


The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Portfolio #ad - How did the four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid or boycott? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone chal­lenge them? In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers.

Instead of buying the myths these compa­nies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. Whether you want to compete with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, do business with them, you need to understand the Four. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match.

The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google #ad - New york times bestseller usa today bestselleramazon, facebook, apple, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway.

. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career.


How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story

St. Martin's Press #ad - A fellow stanford undergrad and fraternity brother of the company’s founding trio, Gallagher has covered Snapchat from the start. Snapchat developed from a simple wish for disappearing pictures as Stanford junior Reggie Brown nursed regrets about photos he had sent. In the tradition of great business narratives, How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars offers the definitive account of a company whose goal is no less than to remake the future of entertainment.

After an epic feud between best friends, brown lost his stake in the company, linked to celebrities like Taylor Swift and his wife, while Spiegel has gone on to make a name for himself as a visionary—if ruthless—CEO worth billions, Miranda Kerr. In the grand tradition of Ben Mezrich's The Accidental Billionaires 2009.

How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story #ad - . He brings unique access to a company Bloomberg Business called “a cipher in the Silicon Valley technology community. Gallagher offers insight into challenges Snapchat faces as it transitions from a playful app to one of the tech industry’s preeminent public companies. An engaging look into a fascinating subculture of millions.



Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built

Ecco #ad - He also explores the political and social context for these momentous changes. He illuminates an unlikely corporate titan as never before, and examines the key role his company has played in transforming China while increasing its power and presence worldwide. An expert insider with unrivaled connections, Clark has a deep understanding of Chinese business mindset.

The company’s $25 billion ipo in 2014 was the world’s largest, valuing the company more than Facebook or Coca Cola. In just a decade and half jack ma, a man who rose from humble beginnings and started his career as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into the second largest Internet company in the world.

Duncan explores vital questions about the company’s past, how will alibaba grow its presence and investments in the us and other international markets?clark tells alibaba’s tale within the wider story of china’s economic explosion—the rise of the private sector and the expansion of Internet usage—that haver powered the country’s rise to become the world’s second largest economy and largest Internet population, how long can the company hope to maintain its dominance? As the company sets its sights on the country’s financial and media markets, are there limits to Alibaba’s ambitions, and future: How, did Jack Ma build Alibaba? What explains his relentless drive and his ability to outsmart his competitors? With over 80% of China’s e-commerce market, or will the Chinese government act to curtail them? And as it set up shop from LA and San Francisco to Seattle, present, from such unremarkable origins, twice the size of the United States.

Alibaba today runs the e-commerce services that hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend on every day, providing employment and income for tens of millions more. A rockefeller of his age, jack has become an icon for the country’s booming private sector, and as the face of the new, consumerist China is courted by heads of state and CEOs from around the world.

Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built #ad - Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material including exclusive interviews, clark draws on his own first-hand experience of key figures integral to Alibaba’s rise to create an authoritative, inspiring entrepreneurs around the world and infuriating others, compelling narrative account of how Alibaba and its charismatic creator have transformed the way that Chinese exercise their new found economic freedom, turning the tables on the Silicon Valley giants who have tried to stand in his way.


The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Little, Brown and Company #ad - To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. The everything store will be the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read. But he stands out for his restless pursuit of new markets, leading Amazon into risky new ventures like the Kindle and cloud computing, and transforming retail in the same way Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing.

The definitive story of Amazon. Com, and of its driven, one of the most successful companies in the world, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos. Brad stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, giving readers the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon.

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon #ad - Amazon. Com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. Compared to tech's other elite innovators -- Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg -- Bezos is a private man.

Until now.


Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing My Startup To 100 Million Users & Losing $78 Million

Clifford Ventures Corporation #ad - Cliff gives you a roadmap to massively grow your startup with specific tactical lessons made memorable through engaging stories. Best startup books of all time' by benzinga'top growth-hacking business book' by entrepreneur magazinethis compelling and inspiring narrative gives entrepreneurs a rare behind-the-scenes look inside a fast-growing startup that created the first online dating app and grew to 100 million users.

Best-sellerexplosive growth combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, numerous case-studies, revealing genius growth tactics, and its step-by-step playbook to help your startup grow massively. Due to its raw storytelling style, compelling content, and fast-paced read, practical lessons, Explosive Growth is a one-of-a-kind business book that transcends the narrow entrepreneurial audience to also appeal to readers and business students looking to learn about startup life and entrepreneurship.

The app suddenly began to acquire 100, and soon after the stock price skyrocketed 2, 000 percent, 000 new users daily for free, setting off an extraordinary chain of events filled with sudden success and painful lessons. You will learn how to:    * ignite explosive growth by creating a remarkable product    * identify the only 3 metrics that matter    * explore valuable viral growth strategies to grow rapidly    * execute the genius media hackS that helped us acquire 100 million users    * Create a thriving culture of PASSIONATE EMPLOYEES and CONSTANT INNOVATIONPRAISE:"A must read for founders and CEOs who want to achieve rapid growth while also building a great product and company.

Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing My Startup To 100 Million Users & Losing $78 Million #ad - Payal kadakia, founder & executive chairman of ClassPass"Explosive Growth is without question one of the most useful and entertaining business books I have ever read. Explosive growth gives step-by-step instructions, case studies and proven tactics on how to explode your growth. Entrepreneur magazine by syed balkhi"Lessons for startups and CEOs on growth hacking, marketing, and innovation from one of the smartest founders I know.


The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World

Little, Brown and Company #ad - In brad stone's riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world. These are the upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence. In the spirit of iconic silicon valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries.

Uber and airbnb have ushered in a new era: redefining neighborhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business, and changing the way we travel. Led by such visionaries as travis kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, they are rewriting the rules of business and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process.

The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World #ad - . The upstarts is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth. A look deep inside the new silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store. Ten years ago, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, or a walking into a stranger's home, the idea of getting into a stranger's car, but today it's as common as ordering a book online.