Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 15:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm currently reading Jerry Kaplan's excellent book "Startup: a Silicon Valley adventure". In this book, Kaplan, founder and CEO of GO Corp., details the founding, financing and eventual demise of his highly innovative company, including the development and workings of their product. What's so surprising about this book is just how timeless it really is - the names and products may have changed, but the business practices and company attitudes surely haven't.
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I can't really disagree with what you are saying ... but I don't completely agree with it.

I don't believe in any tech company. I happen to like Microsoft products because they work for me and suit me.

I got drawn in long ago into the open source ideal and I kinda came full circle after going into dev.

I think people get drawn into an idea, and it is hard to get out of that mindset, because you are somewhat emotionally invested.

He doesn't really explore this other than that he says "They are more willing to forgive your mistakes."

Edited 2012-03-23 18:38 UTC

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