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The PayPal Wars: Battles With Ebay, the Media, the Mafia, And the Rest of… (edition 2006)

by Eric M. Jackson

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Title:The PayPal Wars: Battles With Ebay, the Media, the Mafia, And the Rest of Planet Earth
Authors:Eric M. Jackson
Info:World Ahead Publishing (2006), Paperback, 270 pages
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Tags:Computers/Technology, Read in 2008

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The PayPal Wars: Battles with eBay, the Media, the Mafia, and the Rest of Planet Earth by Eric M. Jackson


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A fascinating, must-read for anyone interested in startups, disruptive technology or corporate battles.

This insider view (the author is PayPal's former marketing executive) on PayPal's wars and successes is a compelling read. ( )
  fakelvis | Nov 3, 2010 |
As someone who works in the internet, this book really rings true! ( )
  gsatell | Jun 21, 2009 |
Interesting look inside PayPal by one of it's marketer. It covers from creation to the takeover by Ebay. ( )
  Beemac | Oct 11, 2008 |
An enjoyable business read.

I liked how nimble (and resourceful) PayPal had to be in order to stay ahead of eBay (via Billpoint).

I read this book based on Joel Spolsky's Book list for MBAs:
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/FogCreekMBACurriculum.html ( )
  dvf1976 | Apr 24, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0974670103, Hardcover)

When PayPal launched its online payment service and set out to overhaul global currency markets it successfully weathered the dot-com bust and a fierce competitive struggle with the auction giant eBay. But hordes of government regulators, trial lawyers, and organized crime rings soon targeted PayPal for destruction, turning its quest to make Internet history into a desperate struggle for survival.

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When Peter Thiel and Max Levchin launched an online payment website in 1999, they hoped their service could improve the lives of millions around the globe. But when their start-up, PayPal, survived the dot.com crash only to find itself besieged by unimaginable challenges, that dream threatened to become a nightmare. PayPal's history - as told by former insider Eric Jackson - is an engrossing study of human struggle and perseverance against overwhelming odds. The entrepreneurs that Thiel and Levchin recruited to overhaul world currency markets first had to face some of the greatest trials ever.… (more)

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