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Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harperbusiness
Publication date September 1, 1996
Pages 370
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780887308550
ISBN-10 0887308554
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
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Summary
Details the stories of the unlikely business barons of Silicon Valley, profiling Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and others, and revealing how and why these mavericks have succeeded
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Computer manufacturing is--after cars, energy production and illegal drugs--the largest industry in the world, and it's one of the last great success stories in American business. Accidental Empires is the trenchant, vastly readable history of that industry, focusing as much on the astoundingly odd personalities at its core--Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mitch Kapor, etc. and the hacker culture they spawned as it does on the remarkable technology they created. Cringely reveals the manias and foibles of these men (they are always men) with deadpan hilarity and cogently demonstrates how their neuroses have shaped the computer business. But Cringely gives us much more than high-tech voyeurism and insider gossip. From the birth of the transistor to the mid-life crisis of the computer industry, he spins a sweeping, uniquely American saga of creativity and ego that is at once uproarious, shocking and inspiring.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780201570328
 
from Perseus Books (February 1, 1992); titled "Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date"
9780201570328 | details & prices | 324 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $19.90
About: Details the stories of the unlikely business barons of Silicon Valley, profiling Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and others, and revealing how and why these mavericks have succeeded
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Harperbusiness (September 1, 1996); titled "Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date"
9780887308550 | details & prices | 370 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Details the stories of the unlikely business barons of Silicon Valley, profiling Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and others, and revealing how and why these mavericks have succeeded
Reprint edition from Harperbusiness (February 1, 1993)
9780887306211 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $13.00
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