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by Tom Ashbrook

  • ISBN: 0395839343
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Tom Ashbrook
  • Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition (May 15, 2000)
  • Pages: 304 pages
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  • Rating: 4.5
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Tom Ashbrook is an American journalist and radio broadcaster

Tom Ashbrook is an American journalist and radio broadcaster. He was formerly the host of the nationally syndicated, public radio call-in program On Point, from which he was dismissed after an investigation concluded he had created a hostile work environment. He currently hosts a podcast, Tom ns.

The Leap: A Memoir of Love and Madness in the Internet Gold Rush. Tom Ashbrook was born in the year 1956

The Leap: A Memoir of Love and Madness in the Internet Gold Rush. View more, View Less Facts of Tom Ashbrook. Tom Ashbrook is a radio broadcaster as well as a journalist known best for his very own show called On Point. He has been employed with the NPR since a long time ago and he is a hugely popular personality. Tom Ashbrook was born in the year 1956. His birthplace is in Bloomington, Illinois, USA. He was educated at the Yale University as well as the Andhra University situated in India. Tom Ashbrook started off his work in Alaska

Ashbrook wrote a book called The Leap: A Memoir of Love and Madness in the Internet Gold Rush about his experience in Internet entrepreneurship.

Ashbrook wrote a book called The Leap: A Memoir of Love and Madness in the Internet Gold Rush about his experience in Internet entrepreneurship. Ashbrook joined public radio following the September 11, 2001 attacks, when he was enlisted by NPR and WBUR-Boston for special coverage. He currently hosts the National Public Radio show On Point. Tom Ashbrook has a daughter and two sons. On November 6, 2014, his wife of 39 years, Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook, died of cancer. Ashbrook subsequently married Cathryn Ann Clüver in June of 2017, after meeting in March of 2016 regarding an On Point story concerning refugees.

in the Internet Gold Rush. 295 pp. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Few of us, of course, have the nerve to make the jump. But for those who want to experience vicariously the vicissitudes of starting an e-business, there is Tom Ashbrook's alternately informative and overwrought chronicle of his own exploits in the new economy.

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Tom Ashbrook, an award-winning journalist and host of National Public Radio's "On Point with Tom .

Tom Ashbrook, an award-winning journalist and host of National Public Radio's "On Point with Tom Ashbrook," delivered the undergraduate commencement address to Niagara University's colleges of Business Administration and Hospitality & Tourism Management on Saturday, May 12,2012. Ashbrook received the Livingston Prize for National Reporting and was a 1996 fellow at Harvard's Nieman Foundation before taking a four-year plunge into Internet entrepreneurship, chronicled in his book, "The Leap: A Memoir of Love and Madness in the Internet Gold Rush.

In 1996, Tom Ashbrook was an international reporter who, in a crisis of the soul, resolved to join an old college classmate on the Internet rocket ride. THE LEAP tells the story of how he walked away from an enviable career to launch a risky new business venture, and it could serve as a template for anyone with e-commerce fantasies. As a deeply felt tale of a man who risks and rediscovers his family and purpose, it also has all the hallmarks of a classic. Ashbrook undertakes his white-knuckle journey in pursuit of the dream of an Internet startup without business experience, a technical background, or money. "I always knew you would do something crazy in the middle of your life," his wife, Danielle, tells him as their relationship careens through a dramatic rebirth of its own. "I just never knew it would be this kind of crazy." Ashbrook's odyssey is also the great American joy ride -- the story of two guys in the laboratory, in the garage, on the frontier, betting the ranch and then racing, half scared out of their wits, half giddy with adrenaline, toward the finish line. Success, when it finally comes, is sweet, but it is Ashbrook's story of self-transformation along the way that wins our hearts with its candor, its unabashed zeal, and the self-deprecating humor the author shares as he throws himself and his family over the edge in the middle of life to reach out for a new beginning.
Reviews about The Leap: A Memoir of Love and Madness in the Internet Gold Rush (7):
Vuzahn
More the art of what's real than the art of the deal. The Leap is an audaciously honest account of what it is to be fully human at midlife; a great path pointer for those yet to be there. A developmentalist's dream memoir ...funny, gutsy ( yet with great respect for the supporting cast) and reads like a song..we can only hope to read more from this author . Fitzgerald questioned 2nd acts ....check out the 3rd ,4th ........
Talrajas
Yes, the same Tom Ashbrook who's been hosting "On Point" for years, one of my favorite podcasts for the morning walk, and where I've learned to admire his experience, knowledge and (usually) ability to articulate both sides of an issue.

This book takes us to the mid-1990s, when the Internet was going to revolutionize the world, especially the news world, of which Ashbrook was an honored and successful member. He believed what many were saying, that in ten years there would be no more newspapers. So at the age of 40 and with three children and a mortgage, he resigned from the Boston Globe and took a chance on developing a CD / website on ... on home design and appliance purchases.

I admire beautiful homes, but shelter is shelter. Most of all, I don't find helping us find and buy fixtures or appliances as fulfilling as reporting the events of the world. Or, what sometimes was a useful reminder when I wondered about my own career, as helping protect the nation or molding young soldiers. But beautiful homes called to Ashbrook and his partner, and they embraced it with everything they had.

I won't tell you how it ended, but Ashbrook ably takes us -- he must have been keeping a diary, what with the detail and conversation in the book -- through all the twists and turns.

It took a toll on him, his family, his friends. He borrowed from everyone, including "Uncle Visa." If the project failed, or if it technically succeeded but failed to get funding, he'd lose it all. Maybe even his family.

Most appealing to me was his wife (who, sadly, passed away just last year of cancer) who stood by him in the face of her own personal loss, unable to stay home with their new baby daughter. A wife for the ages.

This is a page-turning book for all of us, especially men with a mid-life crisis not satisfied by a mistress or a sports car. Ashbrook describes the emotions of such a crisis, and that crazy half-decade before the tech boom went bust, better than I've seen it anywhere else.

While I wouldn't have gone down that path, I'm glad Ashbrook did, and then told us about it in a book we can't put down.
Dammy
In an article which appeared in FSB magazine, Ashbrook explains "There is a game I call startup solitaire. It doesn't have a rule book. It just comes to you, late at night. It goes like this: You're alone in your bedroom with a tall stack of credit cards. You're slowly spreading them out on the bed, turning the cards over and over, checking them against your monthly statements, looking for a few more dollars to borrow."
As he observes in the book, Ashbrook had dreams his life wasn't touching. He heard a clock ticking. He knew the world was changing in ways that obliterated his old assumptions. "Something huge was happening, something on a scale so large that I was lucky to see it even once in my lifetime. It was stirring economies and imaginations and possibilities like nothing I had ever known. And the more I looked at it, the more desperately I wanted to be a part of it."
For those who are tempted to make a leap into High Risk/High Reward Entrepreneurship, this is "must reading" because the game to be played -- startup solitaire -- is not for the timid nor for the incompetent. Ashbrook enables his reader to accompany him each step up to his "leap", while he is airborne, and then....The book's subtitle correctly suggests that this is "a memoir of love and madness in the internet gold rush." Like so many others, Ashbrook was caught up in what was the apparently irresistible "fever" of it. What happened to him, to his family members, his friends, and his business associates? What did he learn from his experiences? It's all here, waiting for you to share it...albeit vicariously and perhaps from a position of relative security.

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