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This story centers around a corporate crisis in a technology company. I found this rather fascinating as my job was not in a corporate setting, and I was up to seeing how things work in that world. The book is conversation-driven for the most part, so one needs to pay attention. There was no skimming or multitasking for me while reading this book as I am neither a business person nor a techie, and I wanted to understand the nuances of the crisis and the maneuvering of the team to investigate and solve the problem. For the most part I enjoyed the set up, which took the first 50% of the book, though this section dragged a bit at times. I really enjoyed the interplay of the company team members and found this to be a real strong point of the book.
The energy of the story ramped up significantly after the team thought it had conquered the problem when in fact their "corrective process" had actually triggered a significant worsening of the situation. The chill factor went up when It was determined that a company insider, identity unknown, was involved in the crime. The last 20% of the novel moved quickly. With about 5% left, it was starting to look like a particular member of the team was the criminal; at that point I was congratulating Mr. Rao in my head for a terrific twist that I never saw coming! And then the book ended.
Mr. Rao, how could you do that to me??!!Read more ›
The story starts with The CEO in his office. ‘It was late in the evening, so the lighter grey had given way to a darker shade.’ He then holds two long meetings and the narrative as the second one is finishing is, ‘The sun was dipping into the horizon and it was getting darker every minute.’ The sun in Seattle must hang around for a long time after late evening. The CEO acts like no CEO I have ever met…CEOs by their very nature CEOs are arrogant…this CEO is weak and continually looking for support from those who report to him. The dialogue among the managers lacks any vestige of business authenticity. Again, in my lifetime I have never met a chairman or witnessed a board like those described in this book. Perhaps The Corner Office might be a good read for those with little or no knowledge of business, but in terms of credibility, it’s a stretch too far.
Easy breezy read - perfect for the shore
My old professor had an admonishment which included the challenging phrase, "So what?" When I finished the book, the phrase came to mind, but the answer did not.
I was skim-reading great swathes waiting for SOMETHING to happen - to no avail!
There is page after page of boring conversation which do not really advance the story.
The rationale for the plot seemed elusive - the characters a mystery...
The book is at its best when exploring the pros/cons of technology on how communities interact, how individuals behave, and how wealth is distributed - and even more interestingly the choice all the players (companies, customers, developers, hackers) have on how to use this tool. Would love to see more exploration of these themes from this author (potentially using many of the same characters!)
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Thought provoking and interesting but I felt let down at the end. I don't enjoy stories that leave a lot of unanswered questions and lose ends.Published 14 months ago by db
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Overall I liked the story. Some of the more technical aspects I didn't understand but I could follow along. The things that were distracting were using the wrong word in a spot. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Beverly Reed Thomas