Ever since the whole SXSW Sarah Lacy/Mark Zuckerberg incident, I was very anxious to read Sarah’s book that was coming out. Well it came out and I bought it. On the plane ride up to TechCoctkail, I finished the book.
It’s full title is, “Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0.”
The book gives some great background about the men or the men behind the men that created a lot of the Web applications that we know, love, and use today. For example she profiles, Max Levchin of PayPal and Slide, Jay Adelson of Digg, Marc Andreessen of Netscape and Ning, Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, and others.
In the book there is a definite message that the Valley believes that if you can create one successful company that’s cool but if you can great multiple then you’re really a success.
All in all the book would be great for someone who wants to hear more indepth accounts behind some of their favorite companies. This is NOT a life changing book. Meh. It’s actually a pretty quick read.