- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Top Floor Publishing; First Edition edition (January 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0966103262
- ISBN-13: 978-0966103267
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,623,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The CDnow Story: Rags to Riches on the Internet First Edition Edition
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The CDNow Story begins just five years ago with an idea that Jason Olim had about starting a music distribution business online. Joined by childhood and college friends, as well as his twin brother Matthew, this unlikely group gave birth to CDNow in the basement of their parents' home. Using a cobbled together collection of computers and networking hardware, they built the initial iteration of the CDNow system. Not only were they met with a challenge of putting together the hardware, but also the software that goes along with such an endeavor. This was years before your average computer store even had a shelf full of Internet books. Most of what they used as part of their system, was written by either one of the brothers, or one of the band of friends that followed the Olims. Add to the rest of the success is the supportive parents, often maxing out their credit cards to support the CDNow corporation.
Once the Olims had their prototype system up and functioning, the unanticipated growth presented very interesting problems. Moving from the basement to a less than suitable office, these two novice entrepreneurs continued to move forward, taking on a tremendously steep learning curve along the way.Read more ›
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