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Author:
Jerry Kaplan
ISBN13:
978-0140257311
ISBN:
0140257314
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Publisher:
Penguin Books; Reprint edition (October 1, 1996)
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Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). The book is worthwhile for anybody considering launching a technology company, or investing in, or working for a startup. It is not, however, perfect.

Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure has much to recommend

Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure has much to recommend. Andreesen points out (and I paraphrase) that no one will tell you the real secrets of how their business succeeded; these have to be learned from observing failures and reading between the lines. Here was an idea seemingly out of nowhere: no one had thought of pen computers up to this point.

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Startup : a Silicon Valley adventure, Jerry Kaplan, p. c. cm. Includes index. But it was clear to me, as the person who had launched the enterprise in the first place, that our passions and ideas had simply outlived their host, only to take root elsewhere in Silicon Valley. GO Corporation, and its offspring, EO, never quite found its market, but the concept of a pen computer remains as seductive as ever.

In Startup, Go's Jerry Kaplan (better known for his later success with onsale. com) recounts how he and his team built the company from an idea, and how due to internal politics and competition the walls came tumbling down

In Startup, Go's Jerry Kaplan (better known for his later success with onsale. com) recounts how he and his team built the company from an idea, and how due to internal politics and competition the walls came tumbling down. The EO spin-off, IBM and AT & T deals and all other major events in Go's life are detailed.

When Jerry Kaplan decides to impart wisdom, you grab at it. Just in case you cannot place the name, Jerry . But what makes this book relevant today is that startups back then had a longer route and a slightly tougher journey; this is very inspiring in today’s face paced startup ecosystem. Just in case you cannot place the name, Jerry Kaplan is the man behind your smart phone. He founded GO Corporation, that was instrumental in developing the technology that made phones and tablets what they are today. The rise (and fall) of Kaplan’s GO corporation, among other stories of that time are what formed some of founding bricks of the Startup ecosystem that we know today. AddThis Sharing Buttons.

Jerry Kaplan had a dream: he would redefine the known universe (and get very rich) . All he needed was sixty million dollars, a few hundred employees, a maniacal belief in his ability to win the Silicon Valley startup game.

Jerry Kaplan had a dream: he would redefine the known universe (and get very rich) by creating a new kind of computer. Kaplan, a well-known figure in the computer industry, founded GO Corporation in 1987, and for several years it was one of the hottest new ventures in the Valley.

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An artificial intelligence expert and innovator, Jerry Kaplan founded several Silicon Valley start-ups. He is the author of Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know, Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, and Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure. Kaplan currently teaches at Stanford University.

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Kaplan, a well-known figure in the computer industry, founded GO Corporation in 1987, and for several years it was one of the hottest new ventures in the Valley. Startup tells the story of Kaplan's wild ride: how he assembled a brilliant but fractious team of engineers, software designers, and investors; pioneered the emerging market for hand-held computers operated with a pen instead of a keyboard; and careened from crisis to crisis without ever losing his passion for a revolutionary idea. Along the way, Kaplan vividly recreates his encounters with eccentric employees, risk-addicted venture capitalists, and industry giants such as Bill Gates, John Sculley, and Mitchell Kapor. And no one - including Kaplan himself - is spared his sharp wit and observant eye.
  • Being such a great dreamer that I am, reading this book took me through such an emotional roller coaster. Mr Jerry Kaplan wrote this book very well. Mr Kaplan tried to and did start an IT business but it faltered. I found it very entertaining and informative for entrepreneurs and dreamers alike.

    Among other things I got from this book is:

    1. It takes more than passion to succeed in life
    2. Like it or not, luck has a role in our lives
    3. Life is not fair
    4. Know when to let go
    5. Love what you do

    The book is kind of like autobiographical which I found to give the book a well rounded take on entrepreneur-ism. So, if you like reading books about people who've made it in business and also those who could have but never quite made it then this book will be of interest to you. Although the book is about starting and running a business, success or failure is not only limited in the business world and so the lessons one learns in the book may be equally applied in other areas of life where success is not guaranteed. A great book!

  • I enjoyed learning the story of something I had not known about before. I appreciated the information, tidbits, insights, and tips. I wish it was done a little more cohesively. Sometimes you would be wrapped up in narrative only to find that you are slowed down by some long winded definition. At other times you really want to know who, what, why something happened and the book completely skips over it leaving you looking back through pages to find where you should have figured things out. It can be jarring trying to remember people when there are big gaps between their introduction and their usefulness. Or trying to remember a definition that was brought up in the beginning of the book but not referred to until the end. I wish I could have his perspective on both but written separately.

  • This was a fun business story told with unusual finesse by Jerry Kaplan. Kaplan has an eye for detail that can make negotiations and other business meetings come alive.

    The plot tells the story of a high profile venture in the late 90s, Go Inc., from inspiration through fund raising and product development to fame, near success and ultimate failure. Anyone who may have thought about starting a new venture who wants to sit in the passenger seat and observe the whole ride in detail (though not too much detail -- it's an easy read) will enjoy. I wouldn't say the book is highly educational in a process sense (how to do this, how to do that...), but it does give a lot of high level insight into the difficult tradeoffs and predatory practices that can be confronted in trying to grow a business in high tech. I read it in a few days and enjoyed it thoroughly.

  • Fascinating story of a (pre-dotcom-bubble) high-tech startup, written from the perspective of the founder. He does a great job of recounting the events, but doesn't breath much life into the characters (other than himself). This book might have been more interesting if it had been written by a neutral person who could have interviewed all the involved people and given us all sides of the story. To be fair, the author (in the end) puts the blame for the failure of the company with their inability to produce a marketable product fast enough (even though there is no shortage of people and organizations he could have blamed). So there's definitely a lot to be learned here -- just don't read this book with the hope of gaining much insight into the minds of the people involved in such ventures.

  • Startup detailed the life of a technical venture from birth to death in a fast-moving and entertaining style. Kaplan does a great job of explaining what it was like to be there and what obstacles they faced in their journey to bring the first pen based computers to market. Kaplan gives an appropriate level of detail when descibing situations without being 'dry'. While another reader didn't like this book because of the superfluous descriptions, I thought this made the book even better -- it gave me a *feeling* of what it would have been like to be there in person. I missed many "bedtimes" when reading this book and I highly recommend it if you're interested in business stories, start-ups, or technology stories.

  • More than twenty years have passed since GO Corporation was founded (1987), but the lessons described by Jerry Kaplan still ring true today - the name of the company might as well be any new Web 2.0 startup. How do you turn an idea into a company? The financing, the partnership dance, working with your board and executive management, the technology race, and managing your personal life are all interwoven into a complex network of events that is a life of a startup. Aside from being a fascinating story, 'Startup' is a great text for any entrepreneur filled with dozens of useful quotes and insights.