Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Silicon Lathe” as Want to Read:
The Silicon Lathe
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Read Book

The Silicon Lathe

by
4.50  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Bold and fearless, Jack charges into his Silicon Valley career with the confidence he demonstrates in his extreme sports. Like catching a thermal hang gliding, for Jack, there is no where to go but up. But confidence leads to carelessness and Jack is unprepared for the greed and betrayal, the temptation of wealth and drugs, and the amorality of those who would do anything ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published October 14th 2013 by Steve Jackowski (first published September 13th 2013)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Silicon Lathe, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Silicon Lathe

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-40
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Valorie
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was given 5 stars because of all the different levels The Silicon Lathe has. It took me awhile to read it, because for me it was not a book I could sit and read in a few settings. In some areas it was detailed about the different companies, and how they all worked together, or how ruthless some of them were. I did learn quite a bit from this book. In the 80's, I was raising small children in Ohio. Never dreamt so much was going on in California. The computer for me, to use in my life time, ...more
Steve Jackowski
Jun 20, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

This is the ebook version of The Silicon Lathe. I had an interesting ride in the Silicon Valley. Founding, growing, and selling three startup companies, I saw some of my friends and associates achieve huge success while others suffered repeated failures. Wherever there is money to be made, you'll find stories of passion, greed, luck, and calculated destruction of others. The Silicon Lathe is largely autobiographical and follows a young entrepreneur and those he encounters as they are turned and
...more
Jordan
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Steve asked me to give an honest review in exchange for a copy of his book. Steve, on a personal note, thank you for writing your story. I was riveted! It took me a long time to get through as I'm going to school full time and farming. I have to say I throughly enjoyed the book. This is NOT a genre I would have ever chose for the heck of it but the short chapters and ever evolving story line kept me wanting more the entire time!
Steve Jackowski
Feb 26, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I had an interesting ride in the Silicon Valley. Founding, growing, and selling three startup companies, I saw some of my friends and associates achieve huge success while others suffered repeated failures. Wherever there is money to be made, you'll find stories of passion, greed, luck, and calculated destruction of others. The Silicon Lathe is largely autobiographical and follows a young entrepreneur and those he encounters as they are turned and shaped by the Silicon Lathe.
Kaylie
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book as part of a giveaway here on Goodreads, but that does not take away from how much I liked this book. Thank you!
Cin
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
This is a great book. I actually told my brothers about this book which I believe they would be interested to read. The story is very interesting and compelling.
Karen
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was not a boring business tale! Murder, romance and sports round out this great fictionalized overview of how the Silicon Valley grew into the technology giant it is today.
Judy Hanover
rated it really liked it
Dec 21, 2016
Lenna
rated it really liked it
Jan 17, 2014
Rebecca Clinger
rated it it was amazing
Mar 27, 2014
Pam Mooney
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
Melonie Kydd
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
Vykki
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
Sue
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
Samar
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
J
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
Callie
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
Katie Harder-schauer
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
Rachel
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
Daryl Moad
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
Pam
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
Karen Bainbridge
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
Vincent
marked it as to-read
Jul 01, 2014
Todd Rumsey
marked it as to-read
Jul 01, 2014
ApuciKislanya
marked it as to-read
Jul 01, 2014
Sue
marked it as to-read
Jul 01, 2014
Justin
marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2014
Sylvie
marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2014
Elaine Needelman
marked it as to-read
Jul 03, 2014
Peter
marked it as to-read
Jul 04, 2014
Debbie White
marked it as to-read
Jul 04, 2014
Frederick Rotzien
marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2014
Kaite
marked it as to-read
Jul 08, 2014
K.
marked it as to-read
Jul 08, 2014
Max
marked it as to-read
Jul 08, 2014
Tasha
marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2014
Pamela
marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2014
Dianne
marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2014
SB Morales
marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2014
Erika
marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka
  • Death in Venice, California
  • Las grietas de Jara
  • Runaway Man (Benji Golden, #1)
  • Ballistics
  • The Miracles of Ordinary Men
  • Lemonade Revealed
  • The Last Ferryman
  • Double Negative
  • Little Blue Lies
  • Waiting for the Electricity
  • Tiger Babies Strike Back: How I Was Raised by a Tiger Mom but Could Not Be Turned to the Dark Side
  • The Dismal Science
  • All Dogs Are Blue
  • Leave of Absence
  • Fugitive Colors
  • The Village
  • Running Against Traffic
8 followers
Writer, extreme sports enthusiast, serial entrepreneur, technologist (en français ci-dessous).

Born into a military family, Steve traveled extensively throughout the US and overseas, attending fifteen schools before graduating from High School. After studying mathematics, computer science, comparative literature and French at the University of California, Steve began his career with IBM as a softwa
...more