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First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Po Bronson

First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest

Po Bronson

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ISBN : 9780679456995
Hardcover
291 pages
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When he dazzled the literary establishment in March, 1995 with Bombardiers, a stunning debut novel that skewered greedy Wall Street bond traders and satirized the inner workings of high finance, readers were scrambling to buy futures on Po BronsonsMoreWhen he dazzled the literary establishment in March, 1995 with Bombardiers, a stunning debut novel that skewered greedy Wall Street bond traders and satirized the inner workings of high finance, readers were scrambling to buy futures on Po Bronsons career.Now, Bronson unleashes his talent (and fury) on Silicon Valley and rips the top off the computer industry, tracking the routes of power, exposing the crisscrossed wiring, and poking fun at its obsolete components.Lloyd Achesons firm, Omega Logic, needs a next-generation chip to keep its stock price propped up. Hank Menzinger squandered his research labs cash reserves in a failed IPO and needs Omega Logics support to save his institution. But master chip designer Francis Benoits last chip for Omega was dumbed-down by software, and hes vowed to never let it happen again.New at the research lab is Andy Caspar, a young engineer who dreams of becoming a legendary ironman — one of the handful of engineers (like those behind Netscape, Apple, and Intel) whose technological breakthroughs have secured them a place in history.Andy begins work on a new project, not realizing the extent to which hes caught up in the power struggle of the older men. The story reveals the brutal, absurd side of the industry, as Andy pushes forth with his dream but is betrayed at every turn.