Burn Rate

How I Survived the Gold Rush Years on the Internet

Michael Wolff

Publisher: Orion Business, 1999, 364 pages

ISBN: 0-75282-606-9

Keywords: Biography

Last modified: July 12, 2021, 12:42 p.m.

In the early '90s Michael Wolff relaunched himself as an Internet entrepreneur eager to make a killing at the sharp end of the world's newest business opportunity. But the Internet mavens were building their houses of straw, their share prices based on hype and revenues predicted on control of a medium that no one has yet worked out a way to exploit commercially. This is the story of the hunt for the suckers with a starry future in their eyes, be they venture capitalists, stock market investors or the executives of the mighty Microsoft. Incredibly informative and as readable as a novel this book does for the Internet what YOU'LL NEVER EAT LUNCH IN THIS TOWN AGAIN did for Hollywood.

  • One: A Diamond As Big As the Ritz
  • Two: How It Got to Be a Wired World
  • Three: The Board Meeting
  • Four: The Art of the Deal
  • Five: Internet Time
  • Six: Something for Nothing
  • Seven: A Working Relationship
  • Eight: The Twenty-First-Century Corporation
  • Nine: Exit Strategy
  • Ten: Past as Prologue


Burn Rate

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

OK ***** (5 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 2:56 a.m.

A story about life as an Internet worker. Well written and funny.


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