J. David Kuo had a ringside seat at one of the biggest busts of the
Internet age. Value America (NASDAQ: VUSA) was supposed to
revolutionize retailing by using the Internet -- no more retailers
or distributors needed. Fred Smith, legendary founder of Federal
Express, called it the best business model he'd ever seen and
invested millions of dollars. In a few short years, the company
raised and spent hundreds of millions of dollars before a
As Senior Vice President of Communications, Kuo saw the stupefying
insanity of it all: the machinations, delusions, good efforts, and
wild miscalculations that led to the company's demise. Writing with
a liveliness and flair seldom seen in business narratives, Kuo
brings us tales of wretched excess, inspired salesmanship, online
dreams, and unmitigated moneygrabbing. This is an unforgettable
story of Internet mania that everyone who ever invested in a tech
stock will be dying to read.
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