From Publishers Weekly
Kessler (Running Money) has interviewed technology billionaires and game changers like Michael Dell and Mark Zuckerberg in an attempt to determine what their success has in common, and combines this empirical data with his own impressive experience for his latest book. Kessler knows his industry, and understands business (though most of his ideas can be found elsewhere). He approaches his subject with an irreverent, cocky attitude that will likely divide readers, and gives advice that comes heavily colored by his own political and philosophical outlook; while he doesn't come right out and say it, he's clearly a fan of Ayn Rand and is quick to accuse environmentalists or anyone concerned over the impact of industry on the planet as both blocking progress and mooching off of the successful. Readers who can move past his derisive ideology will find Kessler's ideas useful. And his big questions will help would-be entrepreneurs figure out if their new idea is good, bad, or revolutionary.
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About the Author
After turning $100 million into $1 billion riding the technology wave of the late 1990s, Andy Kessler recounted his experiences on Wall Street and in the trenches of the hedge fund industry in the books Wall Street Meat and Running Money (and its companion volume, How We Got Here). Though he has retired from actively managing other people's money, he remains a passionate and curious investor. Unable to keep his many opinions to himself, he contributes to the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and lots of Web sites on a variety of Wall Street and technology-related topics, and is often seen on CNBC, FOX, and CNN. He lives in Silicon Valley like all the other tech guys.
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