Stealing Time



I finally updated my current reading list - picked up Stealing Time : Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Collapse of AOL Time Warner. I always like business "biographies", plus it has some interesting history about Jim Kimsey's involvement. It's funny cuz I used to be very plugged into the tech world, and nobody on the West Coast that I knew of had ever heard of Kimsey. I didn't hear about him until I came back to the East Coast and met a girl he used to sleep with. And she was saying how he used to be the CEO of AOL which I had a hard time believing cuz nobody I knew ever heard of him. But it turns out he was. And apparently he also was the original owner (possibly current, don't know) of the Madhatter in DC. Go figure.

On a more important note, I'm interested in hearing the author's analysis (and presumably the input from involved players) in why the AOL/TW deal didn't work out. I have my own opinions on the subject, but I'm interested to see if the people in the know agree or not.