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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio Penguin (3 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241953715
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241953716
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 402,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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'This son of Oklahoma...went on to create the engine that changed the world' Dan Ackroyd


What's it like to start a revolution?
How do you build the biggest tech company in the world?
And why do you walk away from it all?

Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft. Together he and Bill Gates turned an idea - writing software - into a company and then an entire industry. This is the story of how it came about: two young mavericks who turned technology on its head; the bitter battles as each tried to stamp his vision on the future; the ruthless brilliance and fierce commitment. And finally, Allen's extraordinary step in walking away from it all to discover what it is you do after you've already changed the world . . .

'Highly readable, refreshingly honest' Mail on Sunday

'A book filled with wild extremes: breakthrough, breakup, power, indulgence, blue-sky innovation. And it winds up offering Paul Allen's guarded, partial answer to a universal question: what if you could make your wildest dreams come true?' New York Times

'A fascinating tale of the early days of the software industry' Financial Times

'A fascinating insight into the life of a very private man' Business Life

'A founding father of the modern information age . . . provides a fascinating insight into the ironies of capitalism' The Times

'Fascinating, excellent' Washington Post

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