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The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

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Publisher Comments:

As American capitalism undergoes a seismic shift, Michael Lewis, author of the bestselling Liar's Poker, sets out on a Silicon Valley safari to find the true representative of the coming economic age. All roads lead to Jim Clark, the man who rewrote the rules of American capitalism as the founder of (so far) three multi-billion dollar companies — Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and Healtheon. Lewis's shrewd, often brilliantly funny, narrative provides ahead-of-the-curve observations about the Internet explosion and how the success of Silicon Valley companies is forcing a reassessment of traditional Wall-Street business models.

Weaving Clark's story together with that of this new business phenomenon, Lewis has drawn us a map of markets and free enterprise in the twenty-first century and blown the lid off the changing economy.

Review:

"The most significant business story since the days of Henry Ford... Lewis achieves a novelistic elegance." Boston Globe

Review:

"May be to Silicon Valley what Pepys's diary was to 1660's London or Twain's Roughing It to the American West of the last century." Kurt Andersen, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"[Lewis] is America's poet laureate of capital. No one writes more fluently about the art of making money." Los Angeles Times Book Review

Review:

"As Lewis looks at the various roles of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and programmers and at how these very different mindsets fit together in the anatomy of big deals, he gives readers a sense of how the Valley works. But the heart of the book remains Clark, who simultaneously does everything from supervise the creation of what may be the world's largest sloop to creating his fourth company (currently in the works). Lewis does a good job of putting Clark's accomplishments in context, and if he is too respectful of Clark's privacy (several marriages and children are mentioned but not elaborated on), he provides a detailed look at the professional life of one of the men who have changed the world as we know it." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Clark proves to be a character as enthralling as any in American fiction or non-fiction....Lewis tells a great story in this book, with prose that ranges from the beautiful to the witty to the breathtaking." Fred Moody, The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"[Lewis] does for the late 1990s world of techno-geeks and software cowboys what he did in Liar's Poker for the 1980s Wall Street world of traders and arbitrageurs." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Synopsis:

As American capitalism undergoes a seismic shift, Michael Lewis, author of the bestselling Liar's Poker, sets out on a Silicon Valley safari to find the true representative of the coming economic age. All roads lead to Jim Clark, the man who rewrote the rules of American capitalism as the founder of (so far) three multi-billion dollar companies--Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and Healtheon. Lewis's shrewd, often brilliantly funny, narrative provides ahead-of-the-curve observations about the Internet explosion and how the success of Silicon Valley companies is forcing a reassessment of traditional Wall-Street business models.

Weaving Clark's story together with that of this new business phenomenon, Lewis has drawn us a map of markets and free enterprise in the twenty-first century and blown the lid off the changing economy.

Synopsis:

Now in paperback, this bestseller by the author of "Liar's Poker" sets out on a Silicon Valley safari to find the true representative of the coming economic age. All roads lead to Jim Clark, the man who rewrote the rules of American capitalism as the founder of three multi-billion dollar companies: Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and Healtheon.

About the Author

Michael Lewis is the author of several books, including the international bestseller Liar's Poker. He has been the American editor of the British weekly The Spectator and a senior editor at The New Republic. He writes regularly for The New York Times Magazine and Bloomberg. Lewis lives in Paris with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their newborn daughter.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Boat That Built Netscape

2. The Accelerated Grimace

3. The Past in a Box

4. Disorganization Man

5. Inventing Jim Clark

6. The Boom and the Mast

7. Throwing Sand in Capitalists' Eyes

8. The Great Brain Quake of August 9, 1995

9. The Home of the Future?

10. God Mode

11. How Chickens Become Pork

12. New New Money

13. Cheese Sandwiches for Breakfast

14. Could Go Either Way

15. At Sea in the Home of the Future

16. Chasing Ghosts

17. The Turning Point

18. The New New Thing

19. The Past outside the Box

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140296464
Author:
Lewis, Michael
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Lewis, Michael
Author:
Lewis, Michael J.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Computer Industry
Subject:
Computer software industry
Subject:
Businessmen
Subject:
E-Commerce
Subject:
E-Commerce - General
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Businessmen -- United States.
Subject:
Computer software industry -- United States.
Subject:
Business Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
B-WQ-95-002
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.75x5.05x.70 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 288 pages PENGUIN PUTNAM TRADE - English 9780140296464 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The most significant business story since the days of Henry Ford... Lewis achieves a novelistic elegance."
"Review" by , "May be to Silicon Valley what Pepys's diary was to 1660's London or Twain's Roughing It to the American West of the last century."
"Review" by , "[Lewis] is America's poet laureate of capital. No one writes more fluently about the art of making money."
"Review" by , "As Lewis looks at the various roles of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and programmers and at how these very different mindsets fit together in the anatomy of big deals, he gives readers a sense of how the Valley works. But the heart of the book remains Clark, who simultaneously does everything from supervise the creation of what may be the world's largest sloop to creating his fourth company (currently in the works). Lewis does a good job of putting Clark's accomplishments in context, and if he is too respectful of Clark's privacy (several marriages and children are mentioned but not elaborated on), he provides a detailed look at the professional life of one of the men who have changed the world as we know it."
"Review" by , "Clark proves to be a character as enthralling as any in American fiction or non-fiction....Lewis tells a great story in this book, with prose that ranges from the beautiful to the witty to the breathtaking."
"Review" by , "[Lewis] does for the late 1990s world of techno-geeks and software cowboys what he did in Liar's Poker for the 1980s Wall Street world of traders and arbitrageurs."
"Synopsis" by ,
As American capitalism undergoes a seismic shift, Michael Lewis, author of the bestselling Liar's Poker, sets out on a Silicon Valley safari to find the true representative of the coming economic age. All roads lead to Jim Clark, the man who rewrote the rules of American capitalism as the founder of (so far) three multi-billion dollar companies--Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and Healtheon. Lewis's shrewd, often brilliantly funny, narrative provides ahead-of-the-curve observations about the Internet explosion and how the success of Silicon Valley companies is forcing a reassessment of traditional Wall-Street business models.

Weaving Clark's story together with that of this new business phenomenon, Lewis has drawn us a map of markets and free enterprise in the twenty-first century and blown the lid off the changing economy.

"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, this bestseller by the author of "Liar's Poker" sets out on a Silicon Valley safari to find the true representative of the coming economic age. All roads lead to Jim Clark, the man who rewrote the rules of American capitalism as the founder of three multi-billion dollar companies: Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and Healtheon.

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