Practical Ecommerce

Reading List: Adyen CEO Peter Caparso

Peter Caparso

Peter Caparso

In “Reading List,” we ask ecommerce professionals to name some of their favorite recent books and blogs and tell us why they read them. In this installment, we spoke to Peter Caparso, North American president of Adyen, a global ecommerce payment platform provider with headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands and U.S.-based offices in Marlborough, Mass.

Caparso listed four books and five blogs that he is currently reading.

Caparso’s Top Four Recent Books

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.

“A book about how the little things make a big difference. In the ecommerce arena, I can relate to the many times little companies become industry Goliaths, like Groupon or Skype.”

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook by Ben Mezrich

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook by Ben Mezrich.

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook by Ben Mezrich.

“I’m still a sucker for the Facebook stuff and I loved the movie — ‘The Social Network’ — as well.”

Life by Keith Richards

Life by Keith Richards.

Life by Keith Richards.

“At some point, don’t we all aspire to be a bit of a pirate, rock-and-roll rebel?”

The Confession by John Grisham

The Confession by John Grisham.

The Confession by John Grisham.

“Sometimes when my brain is fried from work, Grisham’s books provide the best levity — quick page turners with compelling plots.”

Caparso’s Top Five Blogs

PaymentsViews from Glenbrook Partners

PaymentsViews from Glenbrook Partners.

PaymentsViews from Glenbrook Partners.

“Industry veterans with good insight and market knowledge.”

TechCrunch

TechCrunch.

TechCrunch.

“TechCrunch provides compelling tech news with a bite.”

ZippyCart

ZippyCart.

ZippyCart.

“Candid, unbiased opinions and views on ecommerce.”

The Paypers

The Paypers.

The Paypers.

“Global views on all things payments-related – from online banking, mobile payments and online payments.”

GetElastic

GetElastic.

GetElastic.

“A consistent and relevant informational flow about the current state of ecommerce.”

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