Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet


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Random House
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5.84 X 8.57 X 0.93 inches | 0.94 pounds

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About the Author

Chris Dixon is a general partner at the storied venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, which he joined in 2013. He has invested there in Oculus (later acquired by Facebook), Coinbase, and other companies. He also placed early bets on Kickstarter, Pinterest, Stack Overflow, and Stripe, all of which have products in wide use today. Dixon founded and leads a16z crypto, a division of the firm that he has grown from $300 million in 2018 to over $7 billion of committed capital dedicated to investing in crypto and web3 technologies. In 2022, he was ranked #1 on the Forbes Midas List of the world's best venture capital investors. Dixon has a bachelor of arts and a master's degree in philosophy from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, and has founded two startups (acquired by McAfee and eBay). He grew up in Ohio and lives in California.


"Chris Dixon's Read Write Own is a must for anyone who wants to better understand the real potential of blockchains and web3 to drive even greater innovation, inspire more imaginative thinking, and ultimately unlock new growth opportunities in the future."--Bob Iger, CEO, Disney

"Read this book to understand a compelling vision of where the internet should go and how to get there."--Sam Altman, co-founder, OpenAI

"Chris takes on the challenge and succeeds at explaining just how crypto technology is what's important to our technological future and how we all can benefit, much like we have from the Internet. I would encourage all regulators and crypto nay-sayers around the world to read this book."--Mark Cuban, Shark Tank; Dallas Mavericks

"This book changed my mind. It's a clear manifesto for redeeming the internet, and making it the democratic platform we all want. It's the best positive case for crypto I've seen."--Kevin Kelly, bestselling author of The Inevitable

"This is a pivotal moment for the internet. Chris Dixon's fascinating book offers a refreshing and radical new take at a time when we need fresh thinking more than ever."--Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder & CEO, Inflection AI; co-founder, DeepMind; author of the New York Times bestseller The Coming Wave

"Chris Dixon has always been someone who sees the future with clarity and practicality. He does this once again in Read Write Own making the case for blockchain technology as the fundamental building block of the future and clearly laying out where the internet is going."--John Donahoe, CEO, Nike

"If you want to read the smartest, sharpest, and most balanced take on how blockchains could revolutionize our world, Chris Dixon's Read Write Own​ is the best place to go."--Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; author, The Great Stagnation, co-author, Modern Principles of Economics

"I love this book: the history, the insights, the optimism. Dixon does a brilliant job of explaining where the internet went wrong, but does an even better job explaining how to make things right. Every page has important arguments about how blockchains can make technology more democratic, just, and trustworthy."--Nicholas Thompson, CEO, Atlantic; former editor, NewYorkerdotcom

"Whether you're already interested in crypto or just curious about blockchains, web3, and the future of the internet--this is THE definitive book about the industry and beyond."--Emilie Choi, President and Chief Operating Officer, Coinbase

"A sharp-edged manifesto for 'new networks with better architectures'--better because they're free of corporate control."--Kirkus Reviews

"Illuminating . . . Dixon's detailed discussions add nuance to the oversimplified metaphors often used to describe blockchain. . . . A stimulating overview of blockchain's potential."--Publishers Weekly