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Idea Man: A Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft by [Allen, Paul]
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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)

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The virtual world he imagined is now as real as concrete ... the very fabric of a twenty-first century that he and a tiny club of others literally invented. Shy, humble, brilliant ... Paul Allen's intellect and generosity of spirit are there on every page. Bono Paul's natural curiosity will always guide him into uncharted waters. Whether it's a newfangled device called the personal computer; exploring the bottom of the sea or deep space; music, movies, and museums; or perhaps his most significant adventure so far-the human brain-two things are certain: It won't be the same afterward, and it will be an extraordinary journey. Peter Gabriel Paul is a true adventurer in every sense of the word and, as a friend, he is both loyal and generous of spirit. His ideas have helped shape the world we live in, and witnessing the way his mind works is like watching a Jimi Hendrix guitar solo: you have no idea how he does it, but it blows your mind. Dave Stewart This son of Oklahoma, by way of Seattle, electrocuted a classmate, soldered his skin, gassed the family pet, purposely crashed systems, dove in Dumpsters for coffee-stained printouts, and went on to create the engine that changed the world. Dan Ackroyd

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4357 KB
  • Print Length: 350 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1591843820
  • Publisher: Penguin (28 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Y4YU6I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #326,858 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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