an American history
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The story behind this book.
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PART I: EDUCATION
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The story behind this book.
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Early lessons from the first social website operated by African-Americans.
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Life in the cool world of post-bubble, pre-boom Silicon Valley.
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Figuring out what’s worth doing, and finding the people doing it.
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The origins of a virulent new strain of misogyny, and how to kill it.
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The Victim
The innovator Silicon Valley never wanted.
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The Architect
Finding an intellectual home, and a colleague, in the nascent social space.
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House of Lords
An heiress and a film director hand me a winning lottery ticket.
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Home of The Artists
The beach town where gays and teenagers defined popular culture.
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The Phone Company
Geoffrey Frost, Motorola, Steve Jobs and too many cooks in the kitchen.
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Crony Capitalism
Adventures in a secret Asian underworld.
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Social Awareness
A social crisis at Harvard leads to an unlikely discovery.
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Good 'Ol Boys
Innocent times in Malibu, with people who knew what mattered.
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Koch Boys
The secret lives of the white guys of 1980s Corporate America.
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What's Cool
MySpace and the online cultural revolution that swallowed youth culture.
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The Runaway Process
The lap dance that created the Facebook Platform.
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Being There
Watching the social war from Jimmy Iovine’s office at Interscope Records.
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Calculated Risk
Deciding against a life of wealth and irrelevance.
DECEMBER
PART II: EXPERIENCE
EARLY 2018
PART III: EXECUTION
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