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Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good Hardcover – May 15, 2007

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Gotham; First Edition edition (May 15, 2007)
  • ASIN: B001JQ1634
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,463,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sarah Lacy knows great entrepreneurs. After more than a decade covering business in Silicon Valley, Lacy decided to follow the flow of capital into the developing world. She bootstrapped a two-year, 40 week journey through the Middle East, South America, Africa, India, China and Southeast Asia looking for the best entrepreneurs Silicon Valley had never heard of. The result is her second book "Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos," which is being published by John Wiley & Sons in January 2011.

Lacy is well known in tech hot spots around the world for finding great entrepreneurs before most other reporters or venture capitalists do. She is a senior editor at, the largest blog on tech entrepreneurship in the world and the author of the critically-acclaimed "Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0" (Gotham Books, May 2008). Called the definitive book of the Web 2.0 movement, "Once You're Lucky" tells the story of how Web 2.0 was born through the eyes of the founders of companies like Facebook, Twitter, Slide, Digg, LinkedIn and others.

Before that, Lacy was a staff writer for BusinessWeek and the founding co-host of Yahoo! Finance's daily show "TechTicker." Lacy is a regular guest on NBC's "Press:Here" and various TV and radio outlets in the United States and around the world. She is a sought-after speaker on the topic of entrepreneurship, delivering keynotes throughout the United States and in London, Paris, South Africa, Israel and Indonesia. Her books are taught in several entrepreneurship courses in colleges and Universities around the world. She lives in San Francisco.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lagunaguy on September 17, 2010
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"Once you're lucky" is an inside look at a number of the movers and shakers in what is called "Web 2.0" - the rise of social media in the growth of the Internet. The writing is only pretty good, so don't expect great insights like you would get with a Michael Lewis book. But Sara Lacy had unusually good exposure to the people who started Facebook and Ping and Yelp and a lot of other sites we now use all the time, and she gives us a front-row seat to just how they did it.
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