October 16, 2008
Sarah Lacy on Rainmaker part 2
Tonight on Rainmaker (6pm EST) is Sarah Lacy, whose book Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0, is one of my person favorites. It talks about the different personalities of Web 2.0, what they did during the rise of the tech bubble, and how the burst affected each one of them differently. If you have ever had the inkling to start your own web based company, the different perspectives on investment capital is worth the read alone. I highly recommend it; it's a fun read I literally read the whole thing on the plane ride to SES (and then had to buy another book for the ride home -- which wasn't as interesting, honestly). Yes, this is a shameless bump for her book. Sarah Lacy has been a business reporter for 10 years, most recently covering technology for BusinessWeek. In addition to her book, which was published by Gotham Books in May, 2008, she is also Silicon Valley host of Yahoo Finance's Tech Ticker.