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the book does not include the notes. The web address where the notes are supposed to be retrieved from swipetounlock.com/notes/3.4.0. does not work. The notes cannot be retrieved from the web page of the book swipetounlock.com either.
As someone who works in product management for internet tech, this book is a huge disappointment. Save yourself a ton of money by finding better answers on Google Search.
I was expecting insightful details, but it's literally a compilation of high-level, super dumbed down crap that anyone can search on the internet. Those who found it useful are blowing off tons of cash that could be better spent by reading a few top google search results on the same topic.
I felt extremely hood-winked by the lack of depth and content from this book, so I researched the author. The book is written by a self-promoting undergrad of 2018, looking to boost his resume.
This is the first time I’ve been tricked into buying something that is pumped up by fake 5 star reviews, as well as “insider trading” on Amazon. There are stories of savvy people having friends push their book to the top of the list by writing reviews and purchasing a bunch of copies at the same time. This is one. Also, reviews on the internet say this book is good. There is maybe one good piece of information that you can google, and this is “why did Microsoft buy LinkedIn?” Google that and don’t buy this book.
I’ve never left a book review before but I feel compelled to leave some comment. This is the most disappointing book I’ve bought in recent years. There’s no depth or substantial content. Just a compilation of surface level information that even a random google search can provide more discussion of. The fact that it can call itself a “book” and receives thousands of good reviews is beyond my comprehension.
Yikes—I feel like I’ve been hoodwinked. The “case stories” in the book are more like extended Buzzfeed articles. Really really superficial. If you’re a complete tech neophyte (like my 80 year old grandmother) I could see this book bring useful. Otherwise, save yourself some money and use the power of Google Search. Purchased this book because of all the great reviews, but the authors encourage you to leave a review, document/take a photo of your book review in exchange for a 30-page resume guide (to land a role in tech), which they claim is worth $99. The book talks about gaming Google’s search engines—yeah, how about an updated copy including this cheap ploy of a book for gaming Amazon’s reviews. Yikes! If you're looking for a decent book on landing a PM job in tech, I recommend Cracking the PM Interview (Gayle Laakmann McDowell)
If you've been on the internet more than once in the last year, this book will do nothing for you. But if you have zero concept of what the internet is, how it works, or what companies buy and sell on it, then this is the book for you!
Amazon ads and a psuedo-legitimate "book award" will dupe plenty of people into thinking this is worth the cover price.
This is a very brief overview of tech topics and the authors apparently provide additional resources in footnotes to dive deeper on certain topics, but where are they?! The book intro says they can be found on "our website," havn't found them yet, wouldn't buy the physical version of this book for that reason
When I open the book it starts at the conclusion and references pages. When I flip to the end it’s the introduction page. Each page appears to be completely flipped. Not sure if this is a one time thing or how the book was intended to be read.