logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Gutenberg the Geek - Jeff Jarvis
Gutenberg the Geek
by: (author)
3.56 45
Johannes Gutenberg was our first geek, the original technology entrepreneur, who had to grapple with all the challenges a Silicon Valley startup faces today. Jeff Jarvis tells Gutenberg's story from an entrepreneurial perspective, examining how he overcame technology hurdles, how he operated with... show more
Johannes Gutenberg was our first geek, the original technology entrepreneur, who had to grapple with all the challenges a Silicon Valley startup faces today. Jeff Jarvis tells Gutenberg's story from an entrepreneurial perspective, examining how he overcame technology hurdles, how he operated with the secrecy of a Steve Jobs but then shifted to openness, how he raised capital and mitigated risk, and how, in the end, his cash flow and equity structure did him in. This is also the inspiring story of a great disruptor. That is what makes Gutenberg the patron saint of entrepreneurs.Jeff Jarvis is the author of "Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live" and "What Would Google Do?: Reverse-Engineering the Fastest Growing Company in the History of the World." He directs the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
show less
Format: kindle
ASIN: B007EI62I0
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Pages no: 20
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
2.0
I think I would like this more if I was a tech geek. I'm not. Jarvis does seem to make his case, but I wanted more straight forward history. If you like computers, you should like it.
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
5.0
The essay, for the most part, discusses Gutenberg's contribution to mankind with his advent of the printing press, and reading this has made me feel as though we ought to all go back in time and shake Gutenberg's hand and say, "Thank you." I had no idea he had to go through so much controversy to br...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
4.0 Gutenberg the Geek
I have to admit, I wanted this as soon as I saw the cover, without regard to the subject, because I really like picture. Now that Ive read it, I'm glad I got it, and not just because of the cool cover. The essay, for the most part, discusses Gutenberg's contribution to mankind with his advent of the...
Books by Jeff Jarvis
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?