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One of our clients in the mid-1980s was Alan Bond, an audacious entrepreneur who was one of the richest people in Australia. A self-made man, he was famous for being the first non-American to win the America’s Cup yacht race in its then 132-year history. Like Bunker Hunt, he eventually bet badly and was forced to declare bankruptcy. I advised him and his team on their way up and stayed on through his downfall, so I watched the tragedy unfold from up close. His was a classic case of confusing business with speculation and only hedging when it was too late. Bond borrowed U.S. dollars to buy ...more
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This book came to me highly recommended but on reading it I don't think it lives up to the hype.

As a book standing on its own two legs it's just not very good. Far too long, repetitive, and riddled with turgid prose. I suspect if this book was writte
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writing software is like writing poetry with the unforgiving precision of equations, and it has a practical capacity to impact human lives on an unprecedented scale.
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A must read for computing history buffs and people in the tech industry.

Gets off to a shaky start with a weak opening chapter and occasional lapses in writing style but it is 100% worth pushing through.

I learned so much about the early internet, BBS
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A must read for computing history buffs and people in the tech industry.

Gets off to a shaky start with a weak opening chapter and occasional lapses in writing style but it is 100% worth pushing through.

I learned so much about the early internet, BBS
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