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The $2 Million Cough

Greg Hoffman

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ISBN 10: 0979223504 / ISBN 13: 9780979223501
Published by Kendall/Carson Press
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Title: The $2 Million Cough

Publisher: Kendall/Carson Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: VERY GOOD

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The $2 Million Cough is a rollicking inside look at the brief, incendiary history of, a true Internet phenomenon, from the germination and development of an idea to the final meltdown. Founded in a Stanford, California backyard in February 1999 by a seasoned entrepreneur, a newly-minted MBA, a Biz School student and a PhD candidate in Robotics, was launched a month later. A mere nine months after that, the company had nearly 400 full-time employees, more than five million registered members, and 11 domestic offices and one in London. It had also attracted $135 million in funding and was preparing to go public. Two days after celebrating its first anniversary, AllAdvantage hosted a $5,000-a-plate fundraiser for the Democratic Party in a Stanford, California front yard. The guest of honor was President Bill Clinton and the entertainment was provided by members of The Grateful Dead. And then the very next day...

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Greg Hoffman first wrote for magazines and newspapers with articles appearing in Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, womenSports, Tennis, The New York Times and numerous other publications. He has written four previous books, including two with Billie Jean King, one of which was illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, and a collection entitled A Hallelujah Jamboree: The Sister Mary Mummy Stories. While researching The $2 Million Cough, Mr. Hoffman spent seven months prowling the corporate offices, interviewing employees and attending meetings and various company events. He is currently writing the authorized biography of Chet Helms, "The Father of The Summer of Love."

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