For fans of juicy business bestsellers Modern China: All That Matterstoo Big To Fail, The Accidental Billionaires And Barbarians At The Gate: the first warts-and-all account of Twitter.
Since 2006, Twitter has grown from 100 obsessive users to more than 100 million today. But how did such a radical transformation happen in just five years, and what does it mean for business, politics and the internet?
With unprecedented access to some of the major players in this unique drama, acclaimed New York Times business and technology columnist Nick Bilton chronicles the key figures who helped build the company, and who ultimately struggled to manage the influence and power they had been handed. A business story like no other, it will shock, inspire and expose.
Or, in 140 characters, Hatching Twitter How a company built on betrayal and battles for power became a multibillion dollar business and accidentally changed the world.
About the Author
Nick Bilton writes about business and technology for the New York Times. His reporting generates millions of page views for the Times website each month, and covers a range of topics including the future of technology, privacy, legislation and the social impact of the Web on our culture and media. He is a regular guest on all the major TV and Radio networks in the US and the UK, including BBC News, and is a highly sought-after speaker at conferences around the world.
Any book that starts with a description of a chief executive on his knees, throwing up into a bin after being betrayed by friends and investors is unlikely to be a traditional founder's tale... This well-timed book successfully mines a story so rich it is destined to be told and retold. Financial Times This exceptionally well-told story captures the Sillicon valley start-up culture in all its pioneering, hubristic glory. Irish Times A tale of Machiavellian plots and coups d'etat, it's just all so gripping. I'm supposed to read all our research for our guests tomorrow but I've got terrible feeling I'm going to finish at 9:30 and just read that. Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 Full of lies, bad behavior, and lots and lots of backstabbing ... despite the fact I've reported on Twitter since its very early days, what Bilton unearthed surprised me, again and again... Hatching Twitter is an adventure story, written like a crime novel. Wired Backstabbing, power struggles and profanity laid bare ... It is breathless storytelling The Times A made-for-the-movies account. Economist, Books of the Year Brilliant RTE Guide
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 12th November 2013
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.1 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1