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By Jerry Kaplan

Jerry Kaplan had a dream: he could redefine the identified universe (and get very wealthy) via making a new type of laptop. All he wanted used to be sixty million money, a couple of hundred staff, a maniacal trust in his skill to win the Silicon Valley startup online game. Kaplan, a well known determine within the laptop undefined, based move company in 1987, and for a number of years it was once one of many most well-liked new ventures within the Valley. Startup tells the tale of Kaplan's wild journey: how he assembled an excellent yet fractious group of engineers, software program designers, and traders; pioneered the rising marketplace for handheld desktops operated with a pen rather than a keyboard; and careened from obstacle to challenge with no ever wasting his ardour for his innovative concept. alongside the way in which, Kaplan vividly recreates his encounters with eccentric staff, risk-addicted enterprise capitalists, and giants similar to invoice Gates and John Sculley. And nobody -- together with Kaplan himself -- is spared his sharp wit.

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