The Facebook Effect: Book summary and reviews of The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick

The Facebook Effect

The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

by David Kirkpatrick

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The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick
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The inside story of Facebook, told with the full, exclusive cooperation of founder Mark Zuckerberg and the company's other leaders.

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"Though significantly more informative, thoughtful, and credible than Ben Mezrich's The Accidental Billionaires, it may be hamstrung by its late entry." - Publishers Weekly

"...highly recommended for readers who want to understand better what drives entrepreneurial passion and risk taking." - Library Journal

"Kirkpatrick's amazing reporting details what happens when a hacker culture turns into a multi-billion-dollar firm.  Mark Zuckerberg sought to maintain that hacker energy, and it 's fascinating to read what resulted." - Chris Anderson, editor of Wired and author of The Long Tail

"Facebook is becoming the dominant social networking tool, facilitating our online and offline worlds.  The Facebook Effect effectively shows its rapid evolution, where it is going, and how it will increasingly affect our lives." - Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist

"This fast-paced narrative captures the excitement of the startup world and reminds me of the early days of Wikipedia when I realized we were onto something big.  A big revelation is how Mark Zuckerberg 's idealism led him to focus on product improvements rather than short-term revenue gains, and how critical this was to the company 's success." - Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia

"The Facebook Effect tells the story of one of the most influential companies of our time, shaped by a determined team of entrepreneurs who have redefined the way millions of us connect, communicate and share information each day....The effects of Facebook will be felt for generations to come." - Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell, Inc.

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