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How We Got Here: A Slightly Irreverent History of Techology and Markets
     

How We Got Here: A Slightly Irreverent History of Techology and Markets

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by Andy Kessler
 

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ISBN-10: 0060840978

ISBN-13: 9780060840976

Pub. Date: 06/14/2005

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Best-selling author Andy Kessler ties up the loose ends from his provocative book, Running Money, with this history of breakthrough technology and the markets that funded them.

Expanding on themes first raised in his tour de force, Running Money, Andy Kessler unpacks the entire history of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, from the Industrial

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Best-selling author Andy Kessler ties up the loose ends from his provocative book, Running Money, with this history of breakthrough technology and the markets that funded them.

Expanding on themes first raised in his tour de force, Running Money, Andy Kessler unpacks the entire history of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, from the Industrial Revolution to computers, communications, money, gold and stock markets. These stories cut (by an unscrupulous editor) from the original manuscript were intended as a primer on the ways in which new technologies develop from unprofitable curiosities to essential investments. Indeed, How We Got Here is the book Kessler wishes someone had handed him on his first day as a freshman engineering student at Cornell or on the day he started on Wall Street. This book connects the dots through history to how we got to where we are today.

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ISBN-13:
9780060840976
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/14/2005
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,206,648
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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How We Got Here: A Slightly Irreverent History of Techology and Markets 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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I was hooked to buy this book as I too was an engineering student at Cornell years ago. After reading the book, I felt if I was one of those described in the later chapters of this book who was unknowingly overcharged by the stock traders (the author) to buy stocks (this book). Delivery was unexpected. But the age old lesson is learned once again.