How One Small Start-up Went Over the Top to Beat the Big Boys into Satellite Heaven New edition
By (author) Gary Dorsey
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Silicon Sky by Gary Dorsey
Book DescriptionA classic American tale of ingenuity, hard work, guts and glory.. For more than a decade some of the worlds most powerful defense companies have raced to launch the first constellation of low-earth orbit commercial satellites. The prize? An explosive global market for personal communications worth billions of dollars. Fresh out of Harvard Business School, twenty-something David Thompson entered the fray with an insane idea: to build his own rockets, satellites and a multi-million-dollar corporation that could go head-to-head against the big guys. His electrifying grab for the heavenshuge start-up costs, mind-blowing technical obstacles, and dark tangos with investorsis told by acclaimed writer Gary Dorsey, who was there reporting from inside. The story of their obsessive gamble in the high-stress game of space commerce is told through the lives of Thompsons managers, markets, and freshoutsa brilliant team of young engineers from the countrys best universities. Like The Soul of a New Machine, Silicon Sky part of the celebrated Sloan Technology Seriesreads like fast-paced fiction, tracing the advent not just of a single company, but of a quickly emerging technological industry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780738203126
(240mm x 150mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Gary Dorsey
Gary Dorsey is the author of "Congregation: The Journey Back to Church" (Viking, 1995) and "The Fullness of Wings: The Making of a New Daedalus" (Viking, 1990), which was a National Book Award finalist.
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