The Accidental Billionaires has ratings and reviews. “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich is a great book that I recommend to all young. Author’s Note. The Accidental Billionaires is a dramatic, narrative account based on dozens of interviews, hundreds of sources, and thousands. Answers by Ben Mezrich, New York Times Bestselling Author of Seven Wonders, Bringing Down the House, and the book that became The.
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Zuckerberg’s stunt, though successful, puts him at odds with the Harvard Administrative Board, and has angered numerous campus women’s groups as well as individual female students. If I could find a way to delete my Facebook account and still remain in contact with my family and close friends, I’d do it after reading this book.
I call it a story because author Ben Mezrich admits that he fictionalized scenes based on eye witness accounts and made up others to fill in gaps.
In narrative form, and in essay form in other words, reads like a wikipedia article. Eduardo is trying to get into one of the Final Clubs at Harvard: The story kept me guessing if they would get shut down or if the business would survive. My favorite character in the book was definitely Mark Zuckerberg, mainly because his wit and ingenuity impressed me. Which he used to find a more direct route to social stardom: I realize that self respect is taught from birth at home, but education should turn on a light or two.
And you’ve got to hand it to the guy for being bold enough to sacrifice consistency on the altar of accuracy, just to make sure that not one of the major players in his story came out looking like your stereotypical bad guy – or, as Mezrich would say, your average James Bond villain.
Add both to Cart Add both to List. There are hints that Parker thought there was a conspiracy at play, but a large portion of this story seems to be missing. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions is a better representation of what the author can do.
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The Inside Story of Six M. But I won’t because I am far too addicted. Their money would come from a different form of advertising similar to the model that Google was using down the road from where Zuckerberg and Facebook were holed up in California.
Then he’ll start charging higher prices. The main character is “the most brilliant programmer on the planet. This argument is described through most and the rest of the book.
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Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin shared a prestigious Scripter Award for best adapted screenplay as well. Anchor Books made a mistake gen not seeing that a Michael Lewis caliber author was needed. Where the movie arguably succeeds in making main character Mark Zuckerberg look like an asshole Hollywood being what it isthe book manages to stay focused on telling the story of Facebook, the end-all-be-all of social networking for now, anywaygiving equal screen time to all the major characters, inviting – practically begging – the reader make up their own mind.
One of my friends was just hauled off the site for being too close to the industry.
I never liked Sean Parker because of his attitude toward the company and Eduardo. Authors like Mezrich rely on the fact that Zuckerberg probably wouldn’t sue, so can continue to write this crap because mmezrich couldn’t get an interview. Visit the author’s website at www. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.
In that moment, in his Harvard dorm room, the framework for Facebook was born. The tense scenes were written particularly well because there are plenty of them inside this novel.
This book is positively fascinating! Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Accidental Billionaires is the most commercially well-known book out there, which tells the story of Mark Zuckerberg and facebook. But what I did not enjoy reading was over-explaining of situations. The Accidental Billionaires Cover of the first mearich.
Geeks never have girlfriends; the college elite are always big, blond jocks. This page was last edited on 8 Marchat Share your thoughts with other customers. Finally, if this account is even close to accurate, in my next life I want to come back as one of the twins who settled for 65 million bucks against Zuckerberg in a suit claiming he stole their idea.
Each of us is influenced by what this social networking platform has become. billionaries
You’ll have a much better time watching the movie The Social Network I did, on the plane, from Munich to Singaporeyou might even come away with a sense of who was nasty and who was nice, but reading the book is like eating white accidntal bread. People say Mark Zuckerberg is a gangster.
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Since the book was published in earlywe don’t accldental yet the final outcome of Saverin’s litigation against Here is one of the rare cases where I say the film “The Social Contract” is better than the book.
Also this was the basis for my course conclusion work on journalism, about b The author’s way of writing a real story had already captured me on the other book about the MIT boys and Las Vegas. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
The correct answer should be that you don’t, but not if you are Ben Mezrich. As possibly the last person in America not on Facebook, I was unfamiliar with the back story.
It was the perfect sort of mindless, “You Know How it Ends” kind of story that we needed for the drive. Also, I never quite understood what his role in the company was. The bulk of the story rested on the testimony, I guess you could call it, of Eduardo Saverin, Zuckerberg’s initial financier, sounding board, billionairds moral support while Zuckerberg was at Harvard.
Apr 07, Lili Manolache rated it it was amazing. He also fails to uncover enough about the background and mindset of the central figure, Mark Zuckerberg, for the book to qualify as serious biography or history.