Valley Boy: The Education of Tom Perkins
Thomas J. Perkins
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing (June 1, 2010)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 6.6 MB
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Now in paperback, the honest, insightful and humorous memoir from one of the original dragons - Tom Perkins who gave his name to one of Silicon Valley's most iconic partnerships, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers who helped found and finance such famous companies as Tandem, Compaq, Netscape, Sun Microsystems, Amazon and Google: described by "The Economist" as one of 'American venture capital's founding fathers. This book is full of accounts of the diverse episodes of his life, both personal and professional: his marriage to romance novelist Danielle Steel; his famous vintage car collection; being tried for manslaughter in France and his sensational, high tech 130ft yacht The Maltese Falcon - one of the largest privately owned clippers in the world and the subject of its own book!Known for his idiosyncratic ideas and Midas touch, Tom Perkins, described by "Newsweek" as 'a titan of American business', is one of the business world's most intriguing figures. In "Valley Boy" he presents 'The truth as I see it, unvarnished, and as beautiful or ugly as you may find it' and offers a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most exciting and dynamic periods of technological and corporate development, revealing his involvement in the creation of American industries no one could have dreamed of a century ago.