I finished reading The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick this week and I found it incredibly captivating! I hope to do a larger review later, but in short it covers the company from before inception in Zuckerberg’s dorm room to his more recent World Economic Forum appearences.
You may not care about the details of the venture capital financing they’ve received, but you’ll be certain to find interesting the simplistic genius that exists in Facebook as it continues to grow into the role it plays in my, and your lives today.
Pick up a copy – you’ll be glad you did.
Here’s my recommendation: If you are interested in startups, or how marketing and advertising are evolving, or just how Facebook is changing the world, buy this book. It’s very readable and gives great insights into how Facebook grew from a dorm room to a huge company. There’s no other book out there that gives such a complete history of the company and of Mark Zuckerberg.
- The Social Network Movie vs Facebook’s True Story (chasingthefrog.com)
- Live-blog: Zuckerberg and David Kirkpatrick on the Facebook Effect (Kim-Mai Cutler/VentureBeat) (techmeme.com)