This is Rage: A Novel of Silicon Valley and Other Madness
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“This is Rage is that rare book – a fascinating, fast-paced, really smart thriller. Part action/adventure story set in the wilds of Silicon Valley, and part insider's exposition of some of the major inner workings of our contemporary economy and of the secrets of today's High Tech 'Masters of the Universe' – Ken Goldstein succeeds in making this a debut that will make your heart race – even as it gives you plenty to think about."
— Naomi Wolf, author of Give Me Liberty
This is the story of Investors, Bankers, and Operators in Silicon Valley and the variation on real they’re creating for our consumption.
This is the story of a disgraced shock jock turned Internet radio phenomenon and how he becomes the catalyst he never imagined being.
This is the story of two entrepreneurs-turned kidnappers-turned anti-heroes.
This is business in the Twenty-first Century.
This is the unpredictability of the human element.
This is rage.
About the Author...
Ken Goldstein advises start-ups and established corporations in technology, entertainment, media, and e-commerce. He is currently chairman of ThriftBooks Global, the worldwide largest online seller of used books, and The Good Men Project, an expansive digital content network offering perspectives on social issues in the twenty-first century, where he is a frequent contributor. He publishes the business blog CorporateIntel.us and speaks frequently on the topics of creativity, innovation, and high-performance teamwork.
Ken served as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of SHOP.COM, a market leader in developing creative new experiences for online consumer commerce through the convenience of OneCart®, its patented universal shopping cart. SHOP.COM was acquired by Market America, where Ken became a strategic advisor to the company’s founders and senior management.
He previously served as executive vice president and managing director of Disney Online, the business unit of the Walt Disney Internet Group that produced the leading entertainment web destination for kids and families. Key achievements at Disney developed by his teams included launch of the first massively multiplayer online game for kids, Toontown, as well as FamilyFun.com, Movies.com, and the early broadband service Disney Connection.
Prior to Disney, Ken was vice president of entertainment at Broderbund Software and founding general manager of the company’s Red Orb Entertainment division. Before the formation of Red Orb, he was responsible for all aspects of development on Broderbund’s acclaimed Carmen Sandiegoseries. He also worked as a designer/producer at Philips Interactive Media and Cinemaware Corporation, and for several years as a screenwriter and television executive.
Ken and his wife Shelley, who teaches English as a Second Language, make their home in Southern California, where he is active in local government and children’s welfare issues. He has served on the boards of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, and Full Circle Programs. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University.
His first book, This Is Rage: A Novel of Silicon Valley and Other Madness, was published by The Story Plant in 2013. It was a Barnes & Noble bestseller and has been adapted by the author for podcast and stage production. His second book, Endless Encores: Repeating Success Through People, Products, and Profits, was published by The Story Plant in 2015. From Nothing: A Novel of Technology, Bar Music, and Redemption is his third book.