The New New Thing

By Michael Lewis
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"The New New Thing" by Michael Lewis is a captivating and insightful exploration of the world of technology and entrepreneurship in the late 1990s. It follows Jim Clark, the visionary founder of Silicon Graphics and Netscape, as he embarks on his quest to create the next big thing in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

The book takes readers on a thrilling journey as Clark sets out to revolutionize various industries, from virtual reality to healthcare, with his relentless pursuit of innovation. Lewis skillfully delves into Clark's charismatic personality, revealing his determination and obsession with success. Through vivid storytelling, the author chronicles Clark's audacious ventures and the interplay of risk and reward that defined the era.

Lewis also shines a light on the larger context of the dot-com boom, providing a nuanced examination of the cultural and economic phenomena that drove the rapid growth of the technology sector. He explores the dynamics of venture capital, the impact of Wall Street on Silicon Valley, and the emergence of a new breed of techno-entrepreneurs.

"The New New Thing" offers readers an intimate portrayal of Jim Clark as a complex figure, capturing his visionary brilliance, personal eccentricities, and the profound effect he had on the technology industry. Lewis skillfully presents the successes, failures, and ultimately, the legacy of this influential entrepreneur.

With insightful analysis and engaging storytelling, "The New New Thing" provides a captivating glimpse into the world of technology, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of the next big idea. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of Silicon Valley and the entrepreneurs who reshaped the world as we know it.
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