His first book, This is Rage:A Novel of Silicon Valley and Other Madness, was published in 2013 by The Story Plant, and a stage adapation is currently in development. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Does he just give it all up and Play!From the start of this book the author grabs you. You are here: Home / Book Reviews / FROM NOTHING a Rockin’Novel by Ken GoldsteinFROM NOTHING a Rockin’Novel by Ken GoldsteinJune 17, 2018 by Dick Leonardo Leave a Comment Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’-You gotta have somethin’ If you wanna be with me- Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’ You gotta have somethin’-If you wanna be with me!You may recognize those lyrics from an old Billy Preston song from the 70’s. Does he want to be a big shot executive? It is about the Fork in the Road not Taken. It is about Regrets. It is about Vegas. (I really liked Synthia with an S) but I guess that’s the way it had to be.This is one of the best books I’ve had the pleasure to review in a long time The best advice I can give to you folks is go out and get this book… Book SummaryVictor Selo had blown up his life. It is about Friendship. The rest left him in the hospital, broken, broke, and with no prospects.That’s when a shadowy stranger with questionable motives came with an offer: a chance to get his life back – and better – if he simply cooperates. Oh and did I say it is about really good Music! But mostly it’s about a man named Victor Selo This is a 300-page thrill ride that takes readers behind boardroom doors and into the back alleys and underhanded tactics of a fictional, but completely authentic, Silicon Valley acquisition. It is about Relationships. It is about the Fork in the Road taken. It seems he just can’t win. His second book, Endless Encores: Repeating Success Through People, Products, and Profits, was published by The Story Plant in 2015. The ending was a big surprise for me I still don’t know if I like it. I can kind of equate Vic to Charlie Brown. It is about Self Doubt. No FROM NOTHING is not about Billy Preston or the Beatles for that matter. It is however about really good Music. I remember that song Nothin’ from Nothin” from my High School days (yes I’m that old). Having security escort him out of the building was the best thing that happened to him that day. He created a main character in Victor you just want to root for. One that involves a charismatic lead singer who owns the stage but aspires to own an Elvis wedding chapel, a mesmerizing woman who can play anything on her keyboards and can really play with Victor’s head, and two specters from his old life offering competing devil’s bargains. The reason I put the lyrics there is because the first thing I did after reading the last page of FROM NOTHING is download this song to my ipod. A wannabe rock star turned tech savant, he’d wagered his Silicon Valley executive position on a corporate inside straight and lost. Why did I do that? It Is about Redemption. All of them offer opportunity – and each comes with potentially catastrophic risk.Populated with a wide array of colorful characters, brimming with reflections on everything from love to God to the price of commitment, and backed by a great soundtrack, From Nothing is an endlessly engaging work of fiction that will resonate like your favorite song.About the Author Ken Goldstein advises start-ups and established corporations in technology, entertainment, media, and e-commerce. It is about Big Business. Does he stay with Claire?Does he try to save his company? Suddenly, multiple futures are opening up in front of Victor. The Author Ken Goldstein seamlessly blends backroom private equity deals, coders bent on revenge and classic rock legends into a compelling novel that crosses between cyber thriller, a financial thriller, and rock-and-roll nostalgia.I absolutely loved this book.Victor is a man that has decisions to make. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”Share this…StumbleUpon0Pinterest0Reddit0DiggFacebook1Google+0TwitterLinkedin Reluctantly, Victor accepts and begins an odyssey he never could have imagined. It is about Dirty Business dealings. It is about the world of Technology. Just can’t kick that elusive football.He’s full of doubt about decisions he’s made in the past and decision he needs to make. It would require becoming invisible for a while, but he would be hiding in the spotlight, playing guitar in a Vegas cover band. His third book, From Nothing: A Novel of Technology, Bar Music, and Redemption published by The Story Plant in June 2018.http://kengoldsteinauthor.com/ and Don’t forget…Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’-You gotta have somethin’ If you wanna be with me- Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’ You gotta have somethin’-If you wanna be with me! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Well to start I figure if he was good enough to play on the Roof Top with the Beatles well…But as for the relationship to the book, it’s just a small part. From the chaotic board room meeting with flying laptops to the lounges of Las Vegas Victor is on a wild ride.It did start a little slow for me but that was only the first few pages and come to find out very relative to the story and what makes Victor tick.For anyone that’s ever dreamed of being a star and “PLAYING” on the big stage this is the book for you.
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