Kara Swisher, Lisa Dickey – There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere

In her acclaimed AOL.com, Kara Swisher chronicled the unlikely ascent of a group of underdog entrepreneurs and their influence on American net culture. This book picks up where the previous one left off, investigating AOL’s merger with Time Warner and its aftermath.

Journalists Swisher and Dickey have an ear for the comic and an appreciation for the larger-than-life personalities that propel the drama. After the merger, a troubled journey lies ahead both for AOL Time Warner and for its competitors. Microsoft, Yahoo, Disney, and AT&T all circle for position, hoping for the worst. But like the little boy who searches through a pile of horse manure looking for the pony, the companies are vigorously scooping their way forward – often without a clue.

Please note: This is the abridged edition. An unabridged version is also available.

Author: Kara Swisher, Lisa Dickey
Narrator: Kara Swisher
Duration: 5 hours 50 minutes
Released: 19 Mar 2008
Publisher: Random House Audio
Language: English

User Review:

reparation harmonious

Currently sitting in Baghdad, Iraq with my platoon of Soldiers, I began wondering the deeper, non-personal reasons why I was in my current situation. The title to this book is no lie, as seen by the endless stream of nauseating facts laid out by Peter Galbraith. Every sentence leaves you wishing the book would end sooner, not because of lack of literary talent, but simply due to the almost criminal decisions being made by our leadership. Although not much for a plot, be prepared to be pummeled with well-organized facts describing how each decision led to an outcome, reshaped the battlefield, and was followed by another disastrous decision. Stepping away from the always biased media, Peter Galbraith gives the first complete, organized, intelligent, behind the political scenes view of where this country is, how it got there, and where it is heading. This book is a must read for Soldiers, politicians, and any citizen who is wondering where 23% of America’s budget goes every year.