Barry Loser and the birthday billions

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 178031776X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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The eighth book in the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Dennis the Menace and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series. It’s Barry’s birthday and his mum and dad have bought him the amazekeel new gaming helmet he wanted – The Shnozinator 9000! It’s the best birthday present ever . . . until his baby brother breaks it and ruins everything. But Barry has a plan: he’ll just have to become a billionaire inventor and make enough money to buy another one, before his life is comperleeterly over . . . Join everyone’s favourite Loser on his eighth hilarious adventure! Don't miss the other funny books by Jim Smith: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, Barry Loser and the holiday of doom, Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton, Barry Loser hates half term, Barry Loser's ultimate book of keelness, My mum is a loser, My dad is a loser, Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies and Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms. Praise for BARRY LOSER: 'Twice as good as my other favourite book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Ben, aged 7 years 'Hugely enjoyable, surreal chaos' Guardian 'The review of the eight year old boy in our house . . . "Can I keep it to give to a friend?" Best recommendation you can get' Observer 'I laughed so much, I thought I was going to burst!' Finbar, aged 9 Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series. He is also the author of Future Ratboy and and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies. He lives in London, and designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.

Barry Loser: I am Sort of a Loser

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780313705

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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The brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Dennis the Menace. ‘Everyone at school knows I’m the loserkeelest person ever. So imagine how annoying it was when Fay Snoggles came into school one day acting even more loserkeel than me.’ There’s a girl in Barry’s class who’s GETTING MORE LAUGHS THAN HIM! But luckily Barry immediately thinks up one of his brilliant and amazekeel plans to make sure he’ll have the final chuckle . All he needs is thirty boxes of Beard Flakes . . . Have you got all of Jim Smith’s amazekeel books? I am not a Loser I am still not a Loser I am so over being a Loser I am sort of a Loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser’s ultimate book of keelness Barry loser hates half term My mum is a loser free ebook My dad is a loser free ebook Future Ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies Future Ratboy and the invasion of the nom noms Future Ratboy and the quest for the missing thingy Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and went on to create the branding for a sweet little chain of coffee shops. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.

Barry Loser: I am Sort of a Loser

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780313713

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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The brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Dennis the Menace. ‘Everyone at school knows I’m the loserkeelest person ever. So imagine how annoying it was when Fay Snoggles came into school one day acting even more loserkeel than me.’ There’s a girl in Barry’s class who’s GETTING MORE LAUGHS THAN HIM! But luckily Barry immediately thinks up one of his brilliant and amazekeel plans to make sure he’ll have the final chuckle . All he needs is thirty boxes of Beard Flakes . . . Have you got all of Jim Smith’s amazekeel books? I am not a Loser I am still not a Loser I am so over being a Loser I am sort of a Loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser’s ultimate book of keelness Barry loser hates half term My mum is a loser free ebook My dad is a loser free ebook Future Ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies Future Ratboy and the invasion of the nom noms Future Ratboy and the quest for the missing thingy Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and went on to create the branding for a sweet little chain of coffee shops. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.

Barry Loser is the best at football NOT!

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780318049

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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The tenth book in the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Dennis the Menace and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series. Everyone at Barry’s school has gone football crazy, but Barry gets thrown out of the team (the Mogden Maniacs) for being completeerly rubbish. Then it turns out that his best friend Bunky is a super striker – so Barry becomes his manager. The cup final match is approaching and Bunky’s getting carried away with his football fame – can Barry keep his head in the game? Join everyone’s favourite Loser on his tenth hilarious adventure! Barry Loser: I am not a loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms is shortlisted for the Lollies Award 2017 Don't miss the other funny books by Jim Smith: BARRY LOSER I am not a Loser I am still not a Loser I am so over being a Loser I am sort of a Loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser hates half term Barry Loser and the birthday billions Barry Loser's ultimate book of keelness Barry Loser’s Christmas Joke Book My mum is a loser My dad is a loser Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy Praise for BARRY LOSER: 'Twice as good as my other favourite book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Ben, aged 7 years 'Hugely enjoyable, surreal chaos' Guardian 'The review of the eight year old boy in our house . . . "Can I keep it to give to a friend?" Best recommendation you can get' Observer 'I laughed so much, I thought I was going to burst!' Finbar, aged 9 Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series. He is also the author of the Barry Loser spin-off series, FUTURE RATBOY. He lives in London, and designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.

Barry Loser's Christmas Joke Book

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 178031809X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Knock knock! Who's there? Barry Loser's Christmas Joke Book Wow! Really? It's snow joke... It's the keelest time of the year, so why not celebrate with this collection of Christmas crackers from everyone's favourite loser? A festive feast of puns, one-liners, cartoons and funny tales, all with a Barry Loser twist. Perfect for sharing with friends and family and best enjoyed when read very loudly at 5am on Christmas morning. All jokes guaranteed to make you snort-laugh a mince pie through your nose*. We wish you a Barry Christmas, and an amazekeel new year! *Any unfunny jokes were written by Barry's dad. Have you read all the Barry Loser books? I am not a Loser I am still not a Loser I am so over being a Loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser hates half term Barry Loser and the birthday billions Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series, as well as the superkeel spin-off series, FUTURE RATBOY. Jim lives in London and also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.

Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780314345

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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From the bestselling and Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author of Barry Loser comes the sequel to the brilliant Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies! Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Dennis the Menace. When a bolt of lightning hit Colin Lamppost he was zapped millions of years into the future and turned into a half boy, half rat, half TV! With new superkeel powers and a real life sidekick in Not Bird, Future Ratboy was born. In this new adventure, can Future Ratboy and Not Bird save Shnozville from the bitey little insects that are turning everyone into zombies? Will they defeat the evil Mr X? And how will they ever find their way home? This laugh-out-loud, unlikely superhero comedy adventure will delight all those that enjoyed Tom Gates, Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants and Jedi Academy. Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom, Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton and Barry Loser Hates Half Term. He lives in London. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.

Barry Loser's Ultimate Book of Keelness

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Jelly Pie

ISBN: 9781405275927

Category:

Page: 256

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The ultimate book for fans of Barry Loser! Packed full of brilliant content, including the World Book Day book I am nit a Loser, the short stories ‘Bunky is a Loser’ and ‘My Dad is a Loser’, editions of the Daily Poo, a Q&A with Jim from his fans and pages of brand-new superkeel drawing guides and activities, Barry fans old and new will love Barry Loser’s Ultimate Book of Keelness. This is the perfect companion to the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series!

Loser

Author: Jerry Spinelli

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061756822

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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From renowned Newbery-winning author Jerry Spinelli comes a powerful story about how not fitting in just might lead to an incredible life. This classic book is perfect for fans of Gordon Korman and Carl Hiaasen. Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like "Jabip." Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero." With some of his finest writing to date and great wit and humor, Jerry Spinelli creates a story about a boy's individuality surpassing the need to fit in and the genuine importance of failure. As readers follow Zinkoff from first through sixth grade, it becomes impossible not to identify with and root for him through failures and triumphs. The perfect classroom read.

Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780317808

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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From the bestselling and Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author of Barry Loser comes the third book in the brilliant Future Ratboy series! Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of David Solomons, Pamela Butchart, Tom Gates and Mr Gum. When a bolt of lightning hit Colin Lamppost he was zapped millions of years into the future and turned into a half boy, half rat, half TV! With new superkeel powers and a real life sidekick in Not Bird, Future Ratboy was born. In this new adventure, Future Ratboy sees a surprising new side to his enemy, evil Mr X, goes on a journey to the Planet Bin and faces a race against time to find the missing thingy. This laugh-out-loud, unlikely superhero comedy adventure will delight all those that enjoyed Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants and Jedi Academy. Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom, Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton and Barry Loser Hates Half Term. He lives in London. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.

Digital Wars

Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet

Author: Charles Arthur

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749472049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 9745

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The first time that Apple, Google and Microsoft found themselves sharing the same digital space was 1998. They were radically different companies and they would subsequently fight a series of pitched battles for control of different parts of the digital landscape. They could not know of the battles to come. But they would be world-changing. This new edition of Digital Wars looks at each of these battles in turn. Accessible and comprehensive, it analyses the very different cultures of the three companies and assesses exactly who are the victors on each front. Thoroughly updated to include information on the latest developments and rising competitors Samsung, it also include a completely new chapter on how China moved from being the assembly plant for music players and smartphones, to becoming the world's biggest smartphone business.

The Pudding Problem

Author: Joe Berger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 148147085X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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A boy must untangle the web of lies he’s created in order to prove his innocence in this humorous and cheeky illustrated middle grade novel that’s perfect for “fans of Timmy Failure and Big Nate” (Kirkus Reviews). Sam Lyttle is prone to stretching the truth. Most of his lies are harmless; tall tales and the product of an overactive imagination. So when Sam is summoned to explain a strange discovery—a ping-pong ball in a jar of peanut butter—and denies involvement, no one believes him. Then more seemingly unrelated peculiarities emerge, and Sam categorically denies any knowledge of those, too. In between these mysterious accusations, and with evidence mounting against him, Sam ruminates on the different sorts of lies he has told using examples from his past. Meanwhile, two pounds of potatoes wind up in the washing machine. Sam comes to a decision: he decides it is time to come clean about this latest tangled web. He gathers his family to hear the truth. The whole truth. Or is it? Could it be that this final “truth” is, in fact, another lie?

I Am Nit a Loser

Author: Barry Loser (Fictitious character),Jim Smith,James Smith

Publisher: Jelly Pie

ISBN: 9781405271172

Category: Children's stories

Page: 144

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Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Mr Gum and Tom Gates ‘Probably the most exciting millisecond in the history of my whole entire life on earth amen was the other day after school when my mum called me into the kitchen.’ Barry is auditioning to be in an advert for nit shampoo. But when it all goes horribly wrong, Barry has a change of heart. It’s time to stand up for all insects and GIVE A BUG A HUG! Join Barry in his quest to save the creepy crawlies in this nutty, nitty World Book Day adventure.

Penny Dreadful Is a Complete Catastrophe

Penny Dreadful

Author: Joanna Nadin,Jess Mikhail

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1409568245

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But it is not even true that I am dreadful... honest. You see, the DISASTER with Rooney, our class rat, might not have been such a DISASTER if it wasn't for Cosmo Moon Webster and his Amazing Maze. AND it is utterly not my fault that the Patented Burglar Trap accidentally tripped Gran over, so her bone went snap. ALSO, I only took Barry the cat to the hospital so he could revive Gran with The Power Of Pets. How was I to know it would be a Complete CATastrophe? "The stories are funny and are accompanied by brilliant illustrations by Jess Mikhail. The stories can not be read with a straight face, there is mayhem around every corner. Although Penny, the main character, is a girl, this book will appeal to both girls and boys and will make story time a great giggle. I would think that this book would encourage children to pick up the book and read alone too." - Sarah's Book Reviews

Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century

Author: Jeffry A. Frieden

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393635775

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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"Magisterial history...one of the most comprehensive histories of modern capitalism yet written." —Michael Hirsh, New York Times Book Review In 1900 international trade reached unprecedented levels and the world's economies were more open to one another than ever before. Then as now, many people considered globalization to be inevitable and irreversible. Yet the entire edifice collapsed in a few months in 1914. Globalization is a choice, not a fact. It is a result of policy decisions and the politics that shape them. Jeffry A. Frieden's insightful history explores the golden age of globalization during the early years of the century, its swift collapse in the crises of 1914-45, the divisions of the Cold War world, and the turn again toward global integration at the end of the century. His history is full of character and event, as entertaining as it is enlightening.

The Demographic Dividend

A New Perspective on the Economic Consequences of Population Change

Author: David Bloom,David Canning,Jaypee Sevilla

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833033735

Category: Social Science

Page: 126

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There is long-standing debate on how population growth affects national economies. A new report from Population Matters examines the history of this debate and synthesizes current research on the topic. The authors, led by Harvard economist David Bloom, conclude that population age structure, more than size or growth per se, affects economic development, and that reducing high fertility can create opportunities for economic growth if the right kinds of educational, health, and labor-market policies are in place. The report also examines specific regions of the world and how their differing policy environments have affected the relationship between population change and economic development.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Author: Amy Chua

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408825090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what Chinese parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I've done it... Amy Chua's daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting and helpful, they had perfect school marks and exceptional musical abilities. The Chinese-parenting model certainly seemed to produce results. But what happens when you do not tolerate disobedience and are confronted by a screaming child who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be forced to play the piano? Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old. Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.

The Billion Dollar Spy

A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal

Author: David E. Hoffman

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0345805976

Category: History

Page: 432

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"While getting into his car on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA's Moscow station was handed an envelope by an unknown Russian. Its contents stunned the Americans: details of top-secret Soviet research and development in military technology that was totally unknown to the United States. From 1979 to 1985, Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer at a military research center, cracked open the secret Soviet military research establishment, using his access to hand over tens of thousands of pages of material about the latest advances in aviation technology, alerting the Americans to possible developments years in the future. He was one of the most productive and valuable spies ever to work for the United States in the four decades of global confrontation with the Soviet Union. Tolkachev took enormous personal risks, but so did his CIA handlers. Moscow station was a dangerous posting to the KGB's backyard. The CIA had long struggled to recruit and run agents in Moscow, and Tolkachev became a singular breakthrough. With hidden cameras and secret codes, and in face-to-face meetings with CIA case officers in parks and on street corners, Tolkachev and the CIA worked to elude the feared KGB. Drawing on previously secret documents obtained from the CIA, as well as interviews with participants, Hoffman reveals how the depredations of the Soviet state motivated one man to master the craft of spying against his own nation until he was betrayed to the KGB by a disgruntled former CIA trainee. No one has ever told this story before in such detail, and Hoffman's deep knowledge of spycraft, the Cold War, and military technology makes him uniquely qualified to bring readers this real-life espionage thriller"--Provided by publisher.

My Mum's Growing Down

Author: Laura Dockrill

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571335071

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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She says 'I've worked so hard for years and I deserve a rest!' As she scribbles with crayons and pours custard down her dress, She's dangling from the banister with her head upside-down! Does your Mum do this? Help! My Mum's growing DOWN! Mum is a gamer, a party animal and a free spirit making life hard work for her nine year old son. These poems are a glimpse into their parent child relationship; their antics and adventures. The poems are bold, brave, funny and some - very moving. This collection shows just how funny, rude and naughty mums can be! It's Dahl meets Dr Seuss meets Colin McNaughton with a sprinkling of Absolutely Fabulous.

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759521049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

Matchmakers

The New Economics of Multisided Platforms

Author: David S. Evans,Richard Schmalensee

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 163369173X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Many of the most dynamic public companies, from Alibaba to Facebook to Visa, and the most valuable start-ups, such as Airbnb and Uber, are matchmakers that connect one group of customers with another group of customers. Economists call matchmakers multisided platforms because they provide physical or virtual platforms for multiple groups to get together. Dating sites connect people with potential matches, for example, and ride-sharing apps do the same for drivers and riders. Although matchmakers have been around for millennia, they’re becoming more and more popular—and profitable—due to dramatic advances in technology, and a lot of companies that have managed to crack the code of this business model have become today’s power brokers. Don’t let the flashy successes fool you, though. Starting a matchmaker is one of the toughest business challenges, and almost everyone who tries to build one, fails. In Matchmakers, David Evans and Richard Schmalensee, two economists who were among the first to analyze multisided platforms and discover their principles, and who’ve consulted for some of the most successful platform businesses in the world, explain how matchmakers work best in practice, why they do what they do, and how entrepreneurs can improve their chances for success. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an investor, a consumer, or an executive, your future will involve more and more multisided platforms, and Matchmakers—rich with stories from platform winners and losers—is the one book you’ll need in order to navigate this appealing but confusing world.