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The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
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Feb 18, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: business, audiobook

It's kind of amazing to read an interesting business history for a company that's just 6 years old. Between this book and Bringing Down the House, Mezrich feels at home talking about East Coast college kids and how they are entering society in some new ways. These books feel similar in that the college kids realize that they are on top of the world and have to figure out what to do with the situation. This one ends the American Way, with untold wealth, lawsuits, and something new in the popular conscience. Sort of like a Horatio Alger story on speed, but the kids start pretty well off and end up about as rich as you can get. Reading Wikipedia's Facebbook entry and Eduardo's entry is an interesting counterbalance to this book. A fasinating story. As an IT guy and MBA, it really begs the question "What did you do the last 6 years?" I listened to this on audio and the narration was well done.

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