Summary of Hatching Twitter
From HATCHING TWITTER by Nick Bilton. Summarized by arrangement with Portfolio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.
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New York Times tech reporter Nick Bilton presents the enthralling story of Twitter’s four hacker-engineer founders – Evan “Ev” Williams, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Noah Glass – and their constant infighting, mismanagement and power struggles. Bilton documents Twitter’s “hatching” and – though tech junkies may find the focus on personalities and conflicts rather than technology disappointing – most readers will be instantly absorbed. getAbstract recommends this engrossing start-up biography to investors, entrepreneurs, fans of Twitter and those who enjoy a good corporate tussle. Bilton’s story takes up far more than 140 characters, but every word is worth it.
In this summary, you will learn
- What Twitter is and how it came into being;
- How power struggles among its founders affected their lives and friendships; and
- How Twitter, founded in 2006, grew to be worth $10 billion by 2012.
About the Author
Nick Bilton is a reporter for The New York Times, a popular technology blogger, and author of I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works.
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