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Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft by [Paul Allen]
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Highly readable, refreshingly honest * Mail on Sunday * A fascinating tale of the early days of the software industry * Financial Times * A founding father of the modern information age . . . provides a fascinating insight into the ironies of capitalism * The Times * He, and a tiny club of others, literally invented the twenty-first century -- Bono Riveting reading * Observer * --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Paul Allen was the billionaire technologist and philanthropist who cofounded Microsoft with Bill Gates. He was the chairman of Vulcan Inc. and founder of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. He owned the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers, and was co-owner of the Seattle Sounders pro soccer team. He passed away in October 2018.

Visit www.paulallen.com

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN : B004CLYKM2
  • Publisher : Portfolio (April 19, 2011)
  • Publication date : April 19, 2011
  • Language: : English
  • File size : 7188 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 368 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249 ratings

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