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The Resource A Truck Full of Money, Tracy Kidder, (electronic resource)

A Truck Full of Money, Tracy Kidder, (electronic resource)

Label
A Truck Full of Money
Title
A Truck Full of Money
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Kidder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A perfectly executed, exquisitely reported parable of the Internet age and the wild, mad adventure that is start-up culture."?Charles Duhigg Fortune, mania, genius, philanthropy?the bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains gives us the inspiring story of Paul English, the founder of Kayak.com and Lola. Tracy Kidder, the "master of the nonfiction narrative" (The Baltimore Sun) and author of the bestselling classic The Soul of a New Machine, now tells the story of Paul English, a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled against authority. Growing up in working-class Boston, English discovers a medium for his talents the first time he sees a computer. As a young man, despite suffering from what would eventually be diagnosed as bipolar disorder, he begins his pilgrim's journey through the ups and downs in the brave new world of computers. Relating to the Internet as if it's an extension of his own mind, he discovers that he has a talent for conceiving innovative enterprises and building teams that can develop them, becoming "a Pied Piper" of geeks. His innovative management style, success, and innate sense of fair play inspire intense loyalty. Early on, one colleague observes: "Someday this boy's going to get hit by a truck full of money, and I'm going to be standing beside him." Yet when English does indeed make a fortune, when the travel website Kayak is sold for almost two billion dollars?the first thing he thinks about is how to give the money away: "What else would you do with it?" The second thing he thinks is, What's next? With the power of a consummate storyteller, Tracy Kidder casts a fresh, critical, and often humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world. A Truck Full of Money is a mesmerizing portrait of an irresistibly endearing man who is indefatigable, original, and as unpredictable as America itself. Advance praise for A Truck Full of Money "A perfectly executed, exquisitely reported parable of the Internet age, and the wild, mad adventure that is start-up culture."?Charles Duhigg " A Truck Full of Money brings us into unknown spaces of the complex workings of the mind?of a brilliant software engineer, of this new decade, of the brutal/fast business of technology, of stunning privilege, and of one man's efforts to put his fortune to humane use."?Adrian Nicole LeBlanc "The story of [an] entrepreneur's remarkable life [and] the new American economy and the technological world that built it. More engrossing work from a gifted practitioner of narrative nonfiction."?Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kidder, Tracy
Dewey number
338.7610250691
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC102.5.E55
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English, Paul M
  • Businesspeople
  • Internet industry
  • Information technology
  • Venture capital
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Wealth
Label
A Truck Full of Money, Tracy Kidder, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812995251
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
469451DA-31FF-473F-B87F-BCA7B0F59B8F
System control number
  • 2210396
  • (OCoLC)957346357
  • ocn957346357
  • 2210396
Label
A Truck Full of Money, Tracy Kidder, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812995251
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
469451DA-31FF-473F-B87F-BCA7B0F59B8F
System control number
  • 2210396
  • (OCoLC)957346357
  • ocn957346357
  • 2210396

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