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Digital Renaissance by [Cansado, Jose Miguel]
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About the Author

Jose Miguel Cansado has lived in Asia for the last eight years working for a hi-tech multinational in their headquarters in Asia Pacific. In his first fiction work, Digital Renaissance, he uses his own experience in business, in Asia and in the technology industry to write a story about a dreamer, about startups and about pursuing your own beliefs. The story any entrepreneur and engineer that feels young at heart will not want to miss. Jose Miguel now lives in Madrid, Spain, with his wife and son.

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  • File Size: 443 KB
  • Print Length: 215 pages
  • Publication Date: October 28, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009YJOB6M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,123,528 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
A page turner first novel by the author that combines the following three ingredients perfectly: an insight into high-tech startups, a detective story full of suspense and the questioning of ethical values in business. The author constructs a likely plot with unlikely characters that however, never seem too obvious: evil George, fatherly Adrian, dreamer Mike and unpredictable Iris. Fantastic book. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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Trying hard to ignore numerous grammatical errors and finish this book. Either the author is not very fluent in English or the proofreading was abysmal.
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I like the plot and the author knowledge of IT but the ending was too abrupt although I enjoyed it.
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I am biased because I know the author, but that will not prevent me from saying what I think about this book. And the truth is I loved the book. First I loved the style. Easy to read, it kept me engaged until the end. I loved the settings in Asia, because I have also lived there. I enjoyed the concepts and business ideas in the book. And I loved the character of Iris and the mystery around her.
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I really enjoyed reading this book, even though I would not describe myself as "tech-savvy." The characters are well-developed and realistic, the story line is engaging, and it's the perfect mix of suspense, romance, and business. My favorite thing about the book was seeing the changes Mike goes through as he tries to figure out what kind of a business man he wants to be. Definitely recommend this book!
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I really wanted to like this book, and the concepts really appeal to me (technology, startup companies, and the Asian setting). However I could not get past the terrible grammar that seems to be prevalent throughout this book. Whenever I sat down to read I was annoyed at the obvious lack of proof-reading.

Examples:
"Why not visiting China and seeing it with my own eyes?"
"How will I ever pay you for these dream?"
"And third, I seat in the board of many companies"
"Its set of artists copes all charts, across all genres."

The writing style and grammatical errors make this book too difficult to enjoy. Perhaps some people aren't bothered by this, but it bothered me. After four attempts to get into this book I gave up.

UPDATE BASED ON REVISED EDITION:
The revised edition is quite an improvement, and is definitely readable. But in many cases the dialog feels forced and a bit unnatural. It is a reasonable story, but the conclusion seemed both sudden and lacking the finesse of an experienced author. But as I said previously, I really like the concepts.
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Beyond the culture differences between the West and the East, the novel praises the goodness side in human characteristics. The novel also exhibits the real life in Shanghai and KL -- particular Shanghai, the so-called "Dreamer's Paradise", where the story starts, ends or continues.

So, it may read as: "If you like him, bring him to Shanghai...; if you hate him, bring him to Shanghai ..."

Mike experienced the excitings and pains while he explored opportunities in Asia. He tries to hold on to his bottom line of life -- justice beyond business. It is a difficult decision for a young guy who just started to pursue his dream. And it's believed that he would be rewarded for being a person who chose the right thing to do.
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