Windmill Windup

Windmill Windup

by Matt Christopher

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When Pierre Omidyar launched a clunky website from a spare bedroom over Labor Day weekend of 1995, he wanted to see if he could use the Internet to create a perfect market. He never guessed his old-computer-parts and Beanie Baby exchange would revolutionize the world of commerce.

Now, Adam Cohen, the only journalist ever to get full access to the company, tells the remarkable story of eBay's rise. He describes how eBay built the most passionate community ever to form in cyberspace and forged a business that triumphed over larger, better-funded rivals. And he explores the ever-widening array of enlistees in the eBay revolution, from a stay-at-home mom who had to rent a warehouse for her thriving business selling bubble-wrap on eBay to the young MBA who started eBay Motors (which within months of its launch was on track to sell $1 billion in cars a year), to collectors nervously bidding thousands of dollars on antique clothing-irons.

Adam Cohen's fascinating look inside eBay is essential reading for anyone trying to figure out what's next. If you want to truly understand the Internet economy, "The Perfect Store" is indispensable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316094597
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 12/19/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 212 KB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.

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Windmill Windup 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes. Do you want to be deputy?
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STORE NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
the best author
Desire- More than 1 year ago
I just got done reading the Windmill Windup by Matt Christopher. I would like it better if the author wouldn't put her in the middle of the fight. I really like when the other team got really good. When I close my eyes I can picture the girl on the softball field playing on the outfield. This story you couldn't put down. It's a really good book to read. I would tell you the rest but I would spoil it for you.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellant book for any girl softball players. And for any girls who want to be inspired