How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story - Billy Gallagher
Paperback / softback
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story
His inside account offers an entertaining trip through the excess and drama of the hazy early days with a professional insight into the challenges Snapchat faces as it transitions from a playful app to one of the tech industry's preeminent public companies.
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A fellow Stanford undergrad and fraternity brother of the company's founding trio, Billy Gallagher has covered Snapchat from the start. His inside account offers an entertaining trip through the excess and drama of the hazy early days with a professional insight into the challenges Snapchat faces as it transitions from a playful app to one of the tech industry's preeminent public companies. In the tradition of great business narratives, How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars offers the definitive account of a company whose goal is no less than to remake the future of entertainment.
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"A fast-paced, highly readable history of one of the defining companies of our time. If you're interested in Snapchat, or just plain mystified by it, you must read this book." * Brad Stone, author of THE EVERYTHING STORE and THE UPSTARTS * "A first-rate behind-the-scenes business story" * Blake J. Harris, author of CONSOLE WARS * "Gallagher takes you as close as you can get ... [A] surprisingly candid book. It will probably remain the long-lasting, definitive history of the early years of a company whose unique feature is how briefly its media and messages last" -- Antonio Garcia-Martinez * Washington Post * "In the grand tradition of Ben Mezrich's The Accidental Billionaires... an engaging look into a fascinating subculture of millions" * Booklist * "Breezy...How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars ably if uncritically chronicles the short history of a young company catering to young users, with a young chief executive, and reveals, intentionally or not, the limitations that come with that combination" * Wall Street Journal *