The Facebook Effect

The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World

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The inside story of Facebook, told with the full, exclusive cooperation of founder Mark Zuckerberg and the company's other leaders.

In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects—even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

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Dustin Moskovitz Co-founder/Facebook and Asana[Dustin Moskovitz recommended this book during a Stanford lecture.] (Source)

Craig Pearce If you read to maintain motivation and be entertained, I recommend a few books that in addition to telling great stories, also contain lessons and learnings. You won’t gain many step-by-step type lessons from these books but you will come away realizing that not all startups, regardless of what stage they are in, are as well polished as they make you think. You will realize that they make mistakes and struggle through the same things you struggle through when first starting out. I find this helps motivate me. (Source)

Angela Pham The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick made me a fan of Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg years ago. I didn’t hesitate to take my current role at Facebook because I feel so strongly about their integrity and leadership, no matter the negative sentiments and media narratives the company has endured recently. (Source)

Steve Benjamins I'm reading The Social Network right now and I'm mostly reading for pleasure. I don’t think it’s teaching me much, it’s fun to read founding stories of major tech companies (Source)

David Soskin A warts and all look at the company, including the privacy issue, written by a brilliant journalist who writes extremely well. (Source)

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