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Description - Forbes Greatest Technology Stories by Jeffrey S. Young

Here is the fascinating story of the making of the high-tech business revolution and the birth of the Digital Age. Journalist Jeffrey Young chronicles six decades of unbridled technological innovation, taking you inside today's business empires and introducing you to the dreamers, the schemers, the entrepreneurs, and the inventors who built them, including: Millionaire-playboy turned visionary-CEO Thomas Watson, Jr.-how he helped pioneer the business computing industry in the early 1950s and made IBM its undisputed master for the next three decades Fast-talking hippie-entrepreneur Steve Jobs and engineering genius Steve Wozniak-how they went from penniless "wireheads" to high-tech multimillionaires overnight Bill Gates-whose talent for turning other people's creative innovations into his own marketplace success was at the heart of Microsoft's brilliant strategy-a tactic Gates perfected at a very tender age How a handful of visionaries turned a Cold War communications system into the global phenomenon called the Internet Packed with all the excitement of scientific discovery and nail-biting suspense of entrepreneurial brinksmanship, Forbes Greatest Technology Stories is must reading for every business professional. Forbes (r) is a registered trademark of Forbes Inc. Its use is pursuant to a license agreement with forbes Inc.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471243748
ISBN-10: 0471243744
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 164mm x 32mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jeffrey S. Young

JEFFREY YOUNG is a contributing editor and a business technology reporter for Forbes, Forbes ASAP, and Forbes Digital Tool. He is also the author of Steve Jobs: The Journey is the Reward.