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In this rousing history that reads like a novel, Hatching Twitter takes readers behind the scenes of Twitter's early exponential growth, following. But the full story of Twitter's hatching has never been told before. As Twitter grew, the four founders fought bitterly for money, influence, publicity, and control . Read "Hatching Twitter A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal" by Nick Bilton available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your.
The iterations of Twitter on the path to becoming what it is now is very interesting. But in many ways this was the Soap Opera digest version of the history of Twitter. I was left feeling that if I I've never read about such a group of immature, whiny, backstabbing losers in my life! To think that some reviewers consider them brilliant is really pretty funny. They were mediocre thinkers with
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But their victory in the This book, in less than characters: But their victory in the book is so complete as to be suspicious. Bilton is so skeptical of Dorsey's motives, and so trusting of the other founders, that the account begins to read as overwhelmingly one-sided, even as it's deeply reported including with Dorsey. This is perhaps most glaringly obvious in the closing vignettes, where -- no serious spoilers -- Jack's win is presented as a loss because, basically, he hasn't yet started a family of his own.
Bilton's rooting interest is clear. It's perhaps unfair to criticize a book for being about what it's about rather than what you want it to be about. But you learn precious little about Twitter as a technology or as a business here. The ousting of Ev, for instance, is clearly a more complex story than the Jack-as-svengali narrative that Bilton presents. There's a reason all these top investors with huge money on the line made the decisions they did.
But it's a story that's glossed over in favor of a reconstruction of Dorsey's garden-variety scheming to return to the company. Hatching Twitter is a quick read and thick with excellent reporting.
I'd have liked to learn more about it. View all 6 comments. This book made my heart hurt, a lot. I know they say never do business with friends and all that, but the ruthlessness with which the start up businesses in Silicon Valley treat their founders and engineers was positively shocking.
There are so many truth bombs in here - the social commentary on today's trends that were shaped BECAUSE OF the creation of Twitter and other new and emerging technologies was absolutely fantastic.
The writing in this is spectacular. I felt like I was a co-founder, going through the ups and downs of being involved in a technology start up in Silicon Valley myself. I can totally see why this has been optioned for television. We know which characters we are supposed to like, and which ones we are supposed to despise, and then there are a few that creep up on you and take you by surprise. This book was utterly fascinating! I learnt a lot about Twitter, about Silicon Valley, about venture capitalism, about life and about loneliness.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It was the fucking best and I have already bought a copy to keep, as I have to return this one to the library. I will leave you with this quote, that really reflects on the real reason that Twitter was originally created, to help people feel less lonely Loneliness is not so much where you are, but instead is your state of mind. MY FAV. I was put onto this book after reading this wonderfully educational article about silk road and since the book version of that story is not yet complete, I will make do with this bad boy instead.
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View all 8 comments. Oct 23, Andy rated it it was amazing. A stunning modern day story of a company trying to find it's identity in a medium, social media, that barely knows what it is. Zuckerberg may have been an a-hole, but at least he isn't Jack Dorsey. View 2 comments. Dec 14, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: It's bizarre to read a True Life Story about people you know.
Writing any kind of history is a fraught project, because the nature of the beast is that the people who talk to the author are the ones who get their side of the story preserved. It's clear from reading it who had Bilton's ear, and who didn't. Bill Campbell, advisor to the CEO, in particular comes across as a very loose unit, a testosterone-crazed shoot-first wingnut.
That aside, taking the version of history presented at face value, It's bizarre to read a True Life Story about people you know.
That aside, taking the version of history presented at face value, it's good to see human complexity and weakness writ large in a business book. Most business biographies are hagiographies, elevating some worthy CEO to Sainthood.
Nobody gets a clear pass here because pressure and success amplify faults, whether indecision, greed, naivete, sloth. This much gels with my experience. Entertaining, and perhaps more thought-provoking than intended because I was closer to it that most readers. View 1 comment. Jan 04, Jonathan Kroopf rated it it was ok.
This book is written like a bad valleywag or pando blog post. I knew very little going in and did learn a lot. Had no idea Dorsey was pushed out of the company and was at odds with the former founders.
I had also never heard of Noah Glass, who was written out the company's history despite being on the founding team and coining the name Twitter. My problem was not with the facts, but how they were presented. The author pits Dorsey vs Williams and makes no attempt to hide that he is so clearly in f This book is written like a bad valleywag or pando blog post. The author pits Dorsey vs Williams and makes no attempt to hide that he is so clearly in favor of the latter.
The problem is the author over emphasizes Dorsey's mistakes and lets Ev off the hook for his failed vision and lack of execution. He just glosses over the fact that Ev didn't see the vision for mobile and Dorsey did. As if it was just a minor flaw. Doesn't even mentioned that Twitter epically failed to build a mobile app in the beginning, letting TweetDeck swoop in. I'm sorry, but I don't care how "good of a guy" Ev was.
That mistake was huge. So huge that it could have bought down Twitter and it also most did. The author spends a paragraph talking about how Uber media got close to undermining Twitter. Dorsey might be an A-hole, but he is not the dumb luck guy the author makes him out to be. He knew mobile was the future. He went built another billion dollar company on that!
That's another point. Today , it is widely accepted that Twitters entire future is reliant on mobile. If your evaluating Jack's leadership ability or design capabilities how do you not treat Square as an after thought? The board didn't screw Ev over, like the author would have you believe. They were smart. They brought the guy in who can make good decisions.
Williams missed the boat on mobile and for that he showed ineptitude that is not worthy for a CEO position. When Dorsey got pushed out of Twitter, he went and built the most disruptive financial product since PayPal. Square is already valued at 3 billion, 10x of Blogger.
Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal
What has Williams done since he was pushed out? Dorsey has a lot of flaws, as do many successful leaders. As much as the author uses this book to bash on Jack, he can't argue with the facts. Nov 05, Marilee Turscak rated it it was amazing. A thrilling and vivid narration of the formation of Twitter. It contains fascinating stories of the drama surrounding the history of founders Jack, Evan, Biz, and Noah. The journalism is incredibly detailed and thorough, and the story is a consistent page-turner.
Author Nick Bilton compiles hundreds of interviews with Twitter employees and documents secrets never before revealed.
It is much more interesting than the history of Facebook, and also far more controversial. A group of young, brillian A thrilling and vivid narration of the formation of Twitter.
A group of young, brilliant, and rebellious geeks from nowhere become friends and accidentally found one of the most successful companies in the world, only to lose much of what they earned in bitter rivalry.
Lots of backstabbing, lots of fun personal stories, and a fair share of dark humor and irony. A brilliant piece of storytelling even if you have no interest in Twitter. Jan 08, Troy Blackford rated it it was amazing. A fascinating and in-depth account of Twitter's creation and rise, from the conditions that led to its founders meeting to the shady and shabby way that the current power structure shook out. This is a seriously intense story! As people involved in the creation of the site have pointed out, it's a shame that it didn't delve more into the technical aspects of the site's creation more, as that would have been interesting to hear about.
But the personal intrigues and difficulties are more than worth A fascinating and in-depth account of Twitter's creation and rise, from the conditions that led to its founders meeting to the shady and shabby way that the current power structure shook out. But the personal intrigues and difficulties are more than worthy enough of a book.
This was intense! One thing I can say is that fiction definitely has an advantage that this non-fiction book doesn't: Any fiction book worth its salt that featured a character as conniving, backstabbing, whiny, and obsessive as Jack Dorsey would have dealt with him with satisfying maliciousness by the end.
Pity that real life isn't as neat and tidy as a novel. Nov 21, Thor rated it really liked it. Having observed this true story from close quarters I can say that Bilton captures the essence of it, at least from a human interest standpoint. One could quibble over details that don't really matter, but he distills something essential of the startup experience--that it's ultimately about human relationships and trust, and that these are hard won but easily lost.
Not only was Hatching Twitter informative about the history of Twitter, but after reading it I notice that Bilton was definitely much less biased towards one side or any of the three other sides when reporting on the events that transpired in Twitter's extremely volatile history.
In Hatching Twitter Bilton does not shine an extremely positive, they-can-do-no-wrong light on all of the original cofounders of Twitter, which is the opposite of the prevalent theme in Kirkpatrick's descriptions of Z Not only was Hatching Twitter informative about the history of Twitter, but after reading it I notice that Bilton was definitely much less biased towards one side or any of the three other sides when reporting on the events that transpired in Twitter's extremely volatile history.
In Hatching Twitter Bilton does not shine an extremely positive, they-can-do-no-wrong light on all of the original cofounders of Twitter, which is the opposite of the prevalent theme in Kirkpatrick's descriptions of Zuckerberg in The Facebook Effect.
Bilton makes it very clear that the birth of Twitter was filled with hopes and aspirations of achieving friendship, but quickly grew into a terribly complicated and painful struggle for power by the cofounders and, as expected, the inescapable conflict of investors looking for money.
There is a huge laundry list of things Bilton does better than Kirkpatrick, but perhaps thats just a classic Twitter vs Facebook clash. In the argument of Hatching Twitter against The Facebook Effect , I definitely do think the Twitter story has an advantage because it is simply a more recent event in history.
Twitter's history is heavily intertwined with news sources and reporters that lead their respective industry's journalism departments like Om Malik and celebrities whose experiences with Twitter are examples of its tremendous growth and reach like Ashton Kutcher. Twitter's unique product leads to unique, interesting events. Who would have thought Snoop Dogg would show up at Twitter HQ one day for a business meeting only to end up inadvertently kicking off a lunch-room rave in the middle of the day filled with rapping and weed?
All of this is complemented by Bilton's handling of the Twitter story. Sometimes it seems like Bilton is jumping from point to point without much of a connection between the two, but in a way that's the essence of Twitter: In the end, the story of Twitter can be summarized as a Game of Thrones ; the position of CEO at Twitter has changed hands so often with so many viable competitors willing to do anything to betray a former coworker or oftentimes a lifelong friend that it almost seems like a well-crafted fiction story.
Regardless of all the drama, it makes for some very interesting storytelling.
Mar 14, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: Pretty fascinating to read about the serendipitous nature of how the founders of Twitter got together For example, Evan Williams was in a magazine photo before Twitter was even a thought in his head and his neighbor Noah Glass saw the picture, recognized the kitchen Evan was in, turned toward his window and realized the picture was taken in the apartment he was seeing from his window.
He introduced himself to Ev The failures, changing of business models, betrayals, office politics, ruined friendships and marriages as well as several staged coups are unbelievable. But, I guess you can put up with that rubbish for a while if you end up a billion dollars richer ; View all 3 comments. Nov 11, Rick rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Who comes out best? Biz, with Ev 2.
Who comes out worst? Bill Campbell. Jack a close 2. What can a budding young tech CEO take away from this book? Honestly, if there were a licensing committee for CEO coaches, if the tale in this book is true, Bill Campbell should be disbarred. It's a minor part of the book, but as someone who knew much of this while it was going on, it is by far the most shocking thing in the book.
The rest of the book is s Who comes out best? The rest of the book is solid. I would have loved more of the later days - Dick's monetization tactics, the board reshuffle, Jack's less-than-stellar return. But still. This is a book that needed to be written, and I thank Nick Bilton for doing it. Brilliant move. Way more of a story here than with Facebook. Jan 06, Aditya Hadi rated it really liked it. Kisah ini belum selesai Hal inilah yang terlintas di benak saya ketika menyelesaikan buku ini.
Nick Bilton hanya sempat menceritakan kisah di balik layar yang penuh intrik dan pengkhianatan dari Twitter, hingga Dick Costolo menjadi CEO. Saya rasa Nick masih bisa membuat buku selanjutnya yang bercerita tentang kisah ketika Jack kembali menjadi CEO, seperti saat ini.
Buku ini menceritakan dengan sisi pandang orang ketiga yang seolah mengetahui segala hal di balik Twitter. Mulai dari keberhasi Kisah ini belum selesai Mereka kemudian membangun sebuah startup podcasting bernama Odeo, dengan Ev sebagai investor utamanya. Ketika menyadari kalau Odeo akan gagal, mereka pun mulai mencari proyek lain.
Jack hadir dengan konsep berbagi status, Noah memberinya nama Twitter, Ev membuat arah bisnis dan menjadi investor utama, dan Biz mengerjakan segala hal yang tidak dikerjakan oleh tiga rekannya tersebut. Kericuhan pertama yang terjadi di Twitter adalah keputusan Ev untuk mengeluarkan Noah dari proyek tersebut, dan menunjuk Jack sebagai CEO. Seperti mendapat karma, Ev sendiri kemudian diturunkan dari posisinya sebagai CEO.
Beberapa pelajaran yang bisa kita ambil dari buku ini adalah: Terkadang mereka tidak cukup kompeten, dan juga tidak terbukti lebih setia dibandingkan jika kita memilih orang lain. Twitter hampir mengalami masalah ketika mereka berhadapan dengan Oprah dan Presiden Rusia yang ingin mengirimkan tweet pertama.
Hal ini pun sudah terjadi lho di dunia startup tanah air: View all 7 comments. Aug 02, Jean rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the story of the founders of Twitter. I have heard about Twitter but have never used it or been on its site so all this information is new to me.
I knew nothing about Twitter until reading this book. I did not even know it was a local San Francisco company. The four men were working at a startup company called Odeo. Apparently at a brain storming session, they decided t This is the story of the founders of Twitter. According to Bilton the growth into a global publicity machine just happened by accident. Glass was the one that came up with the name Twitter for the company. Bilton states that the company plunged from one operational fiasco to another.
Bilton describes Glass as an erratic moper, Williams as a slow indecisive leader; Dorsey is the one Bilton cast in the role of a schemer, narcissist, incompetent and inept. Dorsey was demoted from CEO and blamed Williams who he set out to destroy. The way Bilton told the story I felt sorry for Dorsey in the beginning because of the way he was deposed as CEO, but as the story progressed he lost my sympathy due to his vindictive behavior.
Glass appears to have been left behind particularly in the area of money. I had sympathy for Glass as I felt he was poorly treated by his co-founders. The book is well written and a fascinating read. Bilton did extensive research including interviews of the founders. The author primarily discussed what is wrong but they must have done many things right to build the company into a popular financial success.
In many ways this book reads like a soap opera rather than a business book. Daniel May does a good job narrating the book. May is an actor who also narrates audiobooks. Nov 19, Sasha rated it really liked it.
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I guess I am in the minority with only four stars, but he lost a star for his writing style. Which is fine it just didn't flow. It is clear that he is a journalist, and not a novelist.
That being said, he put togethe I guess I am in the minority with only four stars, but he lost a star for his writing style. That being said, he put together an amazingly accurate factual history I am friends with someone high up at Twitter who knows and confirmed this based on emails and tweets, and that must have taken some serious time. The story itself is fascinating and I love that it all took place in San Francisco, where I live so I could literally picture each scene with total clarity.
On the last day I was reading it, on the bus, I looked up and saw Jack Dorsey walking down the street, earbuds in, sparkly white tennis shoes on. It was crazy - I thought I had imagined it at first. The story itself is fascinating. It is also sad, and haunting, and should be a lesson, but probably won't be.
Oct 14, Phil Simon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bilton's book rivals The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon in its scope and unflinching honesty. Through copious research and interviews, Bilton weaves together the heretofore untold story of one of the most influential companies of our times. In a word, Twitter was a complete mess--both in terms of technology, strategy, and management.