“There was an unmistakable echo of the dot-com boom Thursday on Wall Street,” Liedtke began his LinkedIn dispatch.
They were so successful weathering storm after storm, including the storm after the dot-com crash.
But for all the nostalgia for pre-IPO "friends and family" stock in Pets.com, the dot-com era comparisons are off base.
Working in advertising during the dot-com windfall, he earned enough of a killing to take a year off.
Here the comparison to the dot-com era is spot on, when the greater fool theory of stock investing reigned.
It was a bastion of dot-com excess that managed to survive into the 21st century.
Hard lessons were learned during the dot-com bubble, and that means that only established companies with significant revenues.
The story of a dot-com billionaire who died in the World Trade Center attacks after revolutionizing the Internet.
The book appeared in 1999, just as Bush was starting to run for president, and just before the dot-com bubble burst.
“I hope I get remembered as more than the chronicler of the dot-com boom, though,” she said.