Free: The Future of a Radical Price

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Hachette Books, Jul 7, 2009 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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The online economy offers challenges to traditional businesses as well as incredible opportunities. Chris Anderson makes the compelling case that in many instances businesses can succeed best by giving away more than they charge for.

Known as "Freemium," this combination of free and paid is emerging as one of the most powerful digital business models. In Free, Chris Anderson explores this radical idea for the new global economy and demonstrates how it can be harnessed for the benefit of consumers and businesses alike.

In the twenty-first century, Free is more than just a promotional gimmick: It's a business strategy that is essential to a company's successful future.

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User Review  - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing

The author analyzes the various marketing possibilities of FREE. The various avenues to upsell and crossell while giving away something for free as the teaser. Read full review

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User Review  - ariahfine - LibraryThing

This is a fascinating book that explores the concept of free. Not free as in buy one, get one free type schemes of 20th century sales, but truly free in ways that had not been done before, like ... Read full review


List of Sidebars
Free 101
The History of Free
The Psychology of Free
Too Cheap to Matter
Information Wants to be Free
The New Media Models
Q How Big is the Free Economy?
Q Nonmonetary Economies
Q Waste Is Sometimes Good
Imagining Abundance
Fifty Business Models Built on Free
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Chris Anderson is Editor-in-Chief of Wired magazine, a position he's held since 2001. In 2002 and 2004, he led the magazine to a 2002 National Magazine Awards nomination for General Excellence. He has worked at The Economist, where he served as U.S. Business Editor. His career began at the two premier science journals, Science and Nature, where he served in several editorial capacities. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from George Washington University and studied Quantum Mechanics and Science Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.

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