eBoys : The True Story of the Six Tall Men Who Backed eBay, Webvan and Other Billion-dollar Start-ups

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Randall Stross looks at how Silicon Valley creates wealth through the eyes of leading venture capitalist firm Benchmark Capital. In offices along six blocks of Sand Hill Road in Melo Park, California, these venture capitalists will provide most of the $50 billion likely to be invested this year alone in the new technologies of the information age. This fly-on-the-wall book follows Benchmark's five partners in their pursuit of a finite number of sensible business ideas. It is an environment in which relatively few successes must pay for many failures. Against such a background, there are compelling stories of instant decision, multi-million dollar deals, and high risk-taking. As Silicon Valley drives fundamental changes in today's global technology, Randall Stross gives us an intriguing glimpse of the money men behind the constant innovations of the digital era.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 234 pages
  • 166 x 234 x 34mm | 621.43g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • 1587990172
  • 9781587990175

About Randall E. Stross

Randall Stross is Professor of Business at San Jose University and a research fellow at the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University. He writes regularly for leading business magazines.
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Table of contents

1. The right answer 2. Good people 3. Go big or go home 4. Accidents happen 5. Don't get screwed up 6. Room at the top 7. Privileged 8. Name your price 9. World class 10. All e-, all the time 11. Buds 12. The art of the deal 13. Getting out 14. Techniqued 15. Go fast or go home 16. One monkey don't make no show 17. Off the dole 18. Communist capitalism 19. 'R' toys us? 20. Crash 21. Hoover dam 22. Built to win
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Joseph Nocera, Editor-at-Large, Fortune This is the one - the book about Silicon Valley we've all been waiting for. Gary Rivlin, author of The Plot to Get Bill Gates Randall Stross's eBoys is that rare book that's both an important work and a fun read.
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