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Boo Hoo: A Dot.com Story from Concept to Catastrophe
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Aug 24, 2017 · dmitri1981 on Ask HN: What are the most epic startup fails you know?
For those interested in more details, I recommend the book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boo-Hoo-Dot-Com-Story/dp/0099418371 . One of my favourite parts includes an investment banker plotting the IPO aboard a private jet only to learn that the company does not exist as a legal entity yet.
Jul 22, 2012 · petercooper on Code Rush - Netscape Mozilla Documentary 1998 - 2000
It's not a movie but I'd definitely recommend the book about the Boo.com fiasco: http://www.amazon.com/Boo-Hoo-Dot-Com-Story/dp/0099418371 .. I believe it was Europe's biggest dot com era implosion and you can almost see why from page one. An enjoyable read.
boo.com was pretty impressive - $188 million in six months and all lovingly documented by their co-founder in CEO in a fairly unapologetic book:
As an aside, (and apologies if you've read it) "Boo Hoo", the corporate biography of Boo.com's rise and fall, makes for both hilarious and scary reading: http://www.amazon.com/Boo-Hoo-Dot-Com-Story/dp/0099418371
Their technical people did pull off some great feats but ultimately it was a shambles from start to finish.
⬐ nirNice! I wasn't aware of this book, will add it to my list.
If you can find it, there's an excellent book on the Boo story; boo hoo http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boo-Hoo-Dot-Com-Story/dp/0099418371