The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends, outsiders at a school filled with polished prep-school grads and long-time legacies. They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwardness with women. Eduardo figured their ticket to social acceptance, and sexual success, was getting invited to join one of the university´s Final Clubs, a constellation of elite societies that had groomed generations of the most powerful men in the world and ranked on top of the inflexible hierarchy at Harvard. Mark, with less of an interest in what the campus alpha males thought of him, happened to be a computer genius of the first order. And he used his genius to find a more direct route to social stardom: one lonely night, Mark hacked into the university´s computer system, creating a ratable database of all the female students on campus and subsequently crashing the university´s servers and nearly getting himself kicked out of school. In that moment, in his Harvard dorm room, the framework for Facebook was born. What followed - a real-life adventure filled with slick venture capitalists, stunning women, and six-foot-five-inch identical-twin Olympic rowers - makes for one of the most entertaining and compelling books of the year. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost, and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001858/bk_rand_001858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ben Mezrich´s 2009 best seller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook´s founding - and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network. Two of the story´s iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and legal foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers´ redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook - and the first great audiobook from the world of bitcoin. Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money for fear of alienating Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into a shady character who tells them about a brand-new idea: cryptocurrency. Immersing themselves in what is then an obscure and sometimes sinister world, they begin to realise ´crypto´ is, in their own words, ´either the next big thing or total bulls--t.´ There´s nothing left to do but make a bet. From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission to the Facebook boardroom, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalising economic future. On November 26th, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. Here´s the story of how they got there - as only Ben Mezrich could tell it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lance C Fuller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002298/bk_twuk_002298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Your husband cheated on you, and now you don´t recognize yourself. You used to be so together, so trusting. Now you´re falling apart and doing things you would have never even considered doing, such as: Obsessively checking your husband´s email and Facebook accounts Going through his cell phone history while he is in the shower Freaking out if he is 10 minutes late (or if you text him, and he doesn´t reply right away) Questioning whether you are attractive After a rare happy moment with your husband, getting really, really angry and raging at him out of nowhere You´re scared, angry, obsessive, and devastated. One minute, you hope your marriage will make it. The next minute, you want to kill him. (And the other woman, too.) All of this makes you feel like you are losing it. Sometimes you worry that you are going crazy. You wonder if you´ll ever be the same again. You are not crazy! You are having a normal reaction to being blindsided by your husband´s betrayal! Your reactions are completely rational and expected responses to such a painful experience. This book will help you figure out what to do as you deal with these explosive emotions. It´s important that you understand that your feelings - erratic and unpredictable as they may be - are normal. You need to understand why you feel the things you feel and what to do with those feelings. Dr. Caroline Madden, infidelity expert and marriage therapist, describes: Post-traumatic Affair Syndrome (PTAS) Seven actions you want to take but should not (as they may backfire horribly) Understand the thoughts that plague you 12 actions that will help you get back to the woman you were The stupid things your husband says and why he says it This book does not take a position on whether or not you should stay in your marriage 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathi Colas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118033/bk_acx0_118033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.