Young tech titans may be bright, but don’t set the pages alight

You Only Have To Be Right Once. By Randall Lane and the staff of Forbes. Portfolio Penguin, €25. Reviewed by Jonathan O’Brien.

22nd February, 2015
Daniel Ek

‘How did these people get control of our lives?” Elvis Costello plaintively croaked on Burt Bacharach’s fine track Who Are These People? roughly a decade ago. Elvis and Burt had George W Bush’s neoconservative kitchen cabinet in mind, but the line today seems equally applicable to the Zuckerbergs, the Bezoses, the Cooks, the Brins and Pages who, between them, effectively have near-total ownership of almost everything we do in the public domain....

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