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Startup

Author: S. Jerrold Kaplan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544391276
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Jerry Kaplan had a dream: he would redefine the known universe (and get very rich) by creating a new kind of computer. All he needed was sixty million dollars, a few hundred employees, a maniacal belief in his ability to win the Silicon Valley startup game. Kaplan, a well-known figure in the computer industry, founded GO Corporation in 1987, and for several years it was one of the hottest new ventures in the Valley. Startup tells the story of Kaplan's wild ride: how he assembled a brilliant but fractious team of engineers, software designers, and investors; pioneered the emerging market for hand-held computers operated with a pen instead of a keyboard; and careened from crisis to crisis without ever losing his passion for his revolutionary idea. Along the way, Kaplan vividly recreates his encounters with eccentric employees, risk-addicted venture capitalists, and industry giants such as Bill Gates and John Sculley. And no one -- including Kaplan himself -- is spared his sharp wit.

Startup

Author: Jerry Kaplan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780395711330
Size: 35.95 MB
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An insider's funny, gossipy account of how the startup game is really played in Silicon Valley, Startup tells the story of how Kaplan founded the GO Corporation in 1987, and pioneered the emerging market in hand-held, pen-operated computers. Photos.

Von Nerds Einh Rnern Und Disruption

Author: Dan Lyons
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 386414924X
Size: 61.65 MB
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Er war 25 Jahre lang Journalist, dann stand er von einem Tag auf den anderen auf der Straße: Dan Lyons wurde mit 52 Jahren einfach aus dem Team wegrationalisiert. Was also tun? Da kam das Jobangebot von HubSpot, einem Bostoner Start-up, genau richtig: Sie bieten dem altgedienten Journalisten einen Stapel Aktien für den nicht näher bestimmten Job des »Marketingtypen«. Was soll da schon schiefgehen? Doch es kommt, wie es bei der Konstellation kommen muss: Schnell wird klar, dass bei seinem Job bei HubSpot ungefähr alles schiefläuft, was schieflaufen kann. Seine Kollegen sind im Schnitt halb so alt, statt Bürostühlen gibt es Sitzbälle, Spam wird als »liebenswerter Marketingcontent« bezeichnet und überhaupt erinnert die Atmosphäre bei HubSpot eher an einen immerwährenden Kindergeburtstag. Dass das nicht lange gutgehen kann, ist vorprogrammiert ... Dieses Buch bietet einzigartige Einblicke in die Start-up-Welt!

The Global Silicon Valley Handbook

Author: Michael Moe
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455570311
Size: 21.35 MB
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A fun, yet factual guide to thrive not only in Silicon Valley, but in the emerging Global Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley has become synonymous with big ideas, start-ups, and inventing the future. But today, the magic of Silicon Valley has gone viral and global. From Austin to Boston, from Shanghai to Dubai, a Global Silicon Valley is emerging. In THE GLOBAL SILICON VALLEY HANDBOOK, bestselling author, venture capitalist, and global thought leader, Michael Moe, maps out an insider's guide to Silicon Valley and the hottest emerging markets from around the world. The book highlights need-to-knows, including who the top VCs and angel investors are, phrases to avoid in a pitch, or even where to close a deal over dinner or beers. Visually engaging, THE GLOBAL SILICON VALLEY HANDBOOK aspires to inspire the entrepreneur in all of us.

Business Adventures

Author: John Brooks
Publisher: Börsenbuchverlag
ISBN: 3864702763
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Wenn Bill Gates in seinem Blog ein Buch zum "besten Wirtschaftsbuch" kürt und nebenbei erwähnt, dass er es sich vor Jahren von Warren Buffett geliehen hat, dann kommt das dabei heraus: Ein seit Jahren vergriffenes Werk wird wieder zum Bestseller. "Business Adventures" wurde erstmals im Jahr 1968 veröffentlicht. Es enthält zwölf Essays des New Yorker Journalisten John Brooks, in denen dieser beschreibt, wie sich das Schicksal gigantischer Unternehmen durch einen Schlüsselmoment entschied. Sie geben einen zeitlosen und tiefen Einblick in die Mechanismen der Wirtschaft und der Wall Street. Bis vor wenigen Monaten war das Buch jahrelang vergriffen. Dann lobte Bill Gates es über den grünen Klee. Der Rest ist Geschichte. "Business Adventures" schoss umgehend in die

Piloting Palm

Author: Andrea Butter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471223395
Size: 74.67 MB
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The definitive behind-the-scenes story of the visionary team that launched the handheld industry. Palm insider Andrea Butter and New York Times columnist David Pogue -- with full, exclusive cooperation of the company's founders and more than fifty key Palm and Handspring executives -- tell the riveting tale of the start of an industry constantly in the headlines. The origins of this volatile industry began with the tiny team who beat staggering odds to turn the PalmPilot into a billion-dollar market and later took their ultimate vision to Handspring, now Palm's most powerful rival. Many of today's current events relating to the competition in this industry are forecasted in this important business drama. The authors take an unprecedented look at how the visionary founders of the industry led one of the most successful startups in history to succeed against all odds-including a shoestring budget, shortsighted corporate partners, and competition from Microsoft. The roller-coaster ride is full of insight into the bungles of venture capitalists, the allure and pitfalls of partnerships with giant corporations, and the steely determination needed to maintain entrepreneurial and visionary independence. With gripping accounts of the last-minute crises that almost torpedoed the PalmPilot on the eve of its unveiling, and the triumphant, unprecedented reception of Palm in the marketplace, as well as the glimpses into the future of this industry, this book is as entertaining as it is instructional. Key revelations include: * The principles of business, economy, and product design that led Palm to succeed where billion-dollar corporations like Apple, Motorola, and Casio had failed. * Important moments in technological development of the handheld such as the secret "Easter egg," a software surprise planted in the Palm software that nearly sank launch plans. * Unique insight into the showdown with Microsoft, and 3Com's tragic decision not to make Palm independent that led Palm's founder Jeff Hanwkins and CEO Donna Dubinsky to take their vision elsewhere. * The ongoing competition between Palm and Handspring. The new rivals to contend with including Sony.

Negotiating Business Narratives

Author: Sandford Borins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319779230
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This book challenges the widely-held belief that popular narratives about business are invariably critical. It develops a more nuanced analytic model of private sector narrative and applies it to 63 recent narrative texts (movies, histories, biographies) produced in the US dealing with three major industries: information technology, automobile manufacturing, and financial trading. It identifies recurring patterns to compare sectors and to analyze their implications. Negotiating Business Narratives appeals to academics and practitioners interested in business and society, strategic management, and contemporary literature and films about business.