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The ultimate insider's look at the newest titans of tech, from the editorial team at Forbes.
Silicon Valley's new billionaires are an unconventional breed, turning ideas into money at a rate never before seen in human history. Their ascension proves a turning point in how great fortunes are made and how technology disseminates.
Among these golden boys are: Elon Musk, billionaire bachelor and founder of Paypal, electric carmaker Tesla, and private space company Space X; Evan Spiegel, 23-year-old founder of Snapchat, who recently turned down a $3 billion offer from Facebook; and Alex Karp, the eccentric philosopher with almost no tech background who turned Palantir into a data-mining champion. Over the last three years, Forbes has published in depth profiles of this new batch of billionaires, including the founders of Spotify, Dropbox, Tumblr, and Twitter. Now, in a compilation introduced and updated by Forbes editor Randall Lane, fans and critics alike will get a comprehensive look at who these super-entrepreneurs are and what they say about their own success and their plans for the future.
©2014 Randall Lane (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jami on 12-04-16

Interesting Bio Snippets

This book has short bios about the various tech innovators. Some of them were interesting, some not so much; overall, the book was good. The amount of money that these people make on their innovations is mind boggling, as is their creativity and dedication to the product/app. I can honestly say that I have not had an urge to create something that was so strong that I felt the need to feed myself intravenously and pee outside of a window to avoid having to take breaks for meals and the bathroom as one of these guys did! The book was a quick read, and it was the right length; if it was any longer, I think I would have been bored. I listened to it on audio, which probably also made it more interesting to me; not sure I would have been able to stick with it in print.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bartos on 09-05-16

What about today?

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This book was inspiring and awesome... but... It said nothing of where those people are today - Censorship, Estabishment, Power - was this the end goal in mind? Because that is where Facebook and Twitter is at right now. I doubt it was where they wanted to go, but with power and money come... Those with more power and money, and sellouts and corruption happen.

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