Karaoke Nation: Or, How I Spent a Year in Search of Glamour, Fulfillment, and a Million Dollars
Steve FishmanISBN: 0743229029;
How -- and when -- did making a million dollars become as uplifting as joining the Peace Corps and as exciting as being a rock star? Four years ago, Steve Fishman decided to make a million dollars. Why not? Despite his lack of business background, financial skills, or the slightest interest in management, 1990s America seemed to offer very few obstacles to his dream; in fact, in the midst of the entrepreneurial boom, it seemed almost unpatriotic not to want to be a business success. And so was it any wonder that, in the same way that it called to Benjamin Franklin, Horatio Alger, Andrew Carnegie, or Thomas Adams (the inventor of chewing gum), the siren song of success whispered in Steve Fishman's ear? Or that he sang right back? What the sirens whispered was a little business idea: hip-hop karaoke...over the Internet. His flash of genius, KaraokeNation.com, began almost as a caper -- involving a former rock 'n' roll drummer, an aspiring novelist, and an...
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