Read this book to see that it doesn't always happen that way.
Even if you're not particularly interested in Silicon Valley or sailing, you'll enjoy this book, by a man who has lived a very full life.
I am aware, however, that he is in fact a special case, and that a narcissistic personality helps put him over the top.
Very much enjoyed reading the life stories of Tom Perkins, co-founder of KPCB; even more his account of the Maltese Falcon that I saw sailing off the coasts of Croatia a couple of... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Rodrigo SEPULVEDA SCHULZ
This guy is a truly loathsome individual, completely out of touch with reality. Nothing more than glorification of wealth by some scumbag 1%er.Published 7 months ago by Megafauna
From the 60's to the early part of the 21st century.
Tom's book provides a great read of some key moments in his life story.
You never know what's coming next. Read more
All in all a very interesting book -- it takes the reader on an insider's journey through some of the (now) biggest names in Silicon Valley history and how Perkins' firm got them... Read morePublished 10 months ago by PTB
I guess you need a huge ego to attain the heights that Tom did......but, oh boy, "it's all about me". Read morePublished 12 months ago by Maggie
It was very slow and it seemed as if the author was not very interested in even his own story more so just his point of view.Published 15 months ago by Dylan
I never read these kinds of books; I could care less how Steve Jobs got there, or any of the others, but this book caught my interest and it was one of those rare books that I... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Norbert Kraft
It was a great read. Very insightful on the building and vision of silicon valley. It displayed the growth of technology, business and brilliance. Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by william stubbs
So I read Mines Bigger by David Kaplan and was interested to read more about Mr Perkins, so I found Valley Boy and read it. I am truly interested in Tom's story and business touch. Read morePublished on February 20, 2010 by S. Oversmith