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Valley Boy : Adventures of the Renowned Venture Capitalist, Sillicon Valley Entrepreneur and One of the World's Most Successful Businessmen

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Known for his idiosyncratic ideas and Midas touch, Tom Perkins, described by Newsweek as a titan of American business, is one of the business world s most intriguing figures. In Valley Boy he presents The truth as I see it, unvarnished, and as beautiful or ugly as you may find it and offers a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most exciting and dynamic periods of technological and corporate development, revealing his involvement in the creation of American industries no one could have dreamed of a century ago.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 28mm | 598.74g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and white photos
  • 1857885058
  • 9781857885057
  • 1,249,512

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Perkins's account of the egos and tensions at play in the HP boardroom in early 2006 makes for an entertaining read. He writes with boyish enthusiasm and self-deprecating humour about his love of fast cars; his quest to build the Maltese Falcon, the world's most advanced sailing yacht; his fleeting marriage to Danielle Steele, the romantic novelist; his conviction for manslaughter in France after a disastrous yachting accident; and his own novel-writing project Sex and the Single Zillionaire. Financial Times A smart, often funny, and wholly engaging account of a fabulous and varied life lived on the frontiers of high tech America. Utterly absorbing from first to last, this is one memoir which is as unique as its author. -- Richard North Patterson, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author I read it in one sitting and enjoyed the fascinating, frank, and open discussion of Perkins' life. -- Professor Herbert Boyer, cofounder of Genentech

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Known for his idiosyncratic ideas and Midas touch, Tom Perkins, described by Newsweek as a titan of American business, is one of the business world s most intriguing figures.

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A smart, often funny, and wholly engaging account of a fabulous and varied life lived on the frontiers of high tech America. Utterly absorbing from first to last, this is one memoir which is as unique as its author. Richard North Patterson, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author

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