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A heady time...,
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This review is from: Open: How Compaq Ended IBM's PC Domination and Helped Invent Modern Computing (Hardcover)
Having been one of the cogs in the wheel of Compaq's success in the late 80's and in to the late 90's, this book is a fascinating look into how Compaq became the hot ticket in those heady times. None of us nearer to the ground had any idea of the back room negotiations, gutsy calls and professional arm twisting that took place to create and maintain the industry standard that led to our success. The leadership and entrepreneurial spirit bled down into the workforce and we were proud to be creating the best computers on the market at the time that were, in fact, American Made. I am grateful that Mr. Canion took the time to write this book and provide the insight to what drove the creation and evolution of this exceptional business success. I highly recommend this book to business professionals to understand the challenges Compaq's leadership faced and how they addressed them and to former Compaq employees so they can reminisce about that crazy ride.