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The Accidental Billionaires has ratings and reviews. “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich is a great book that I recommend to all young. Author’s Note. The Accidental Billionaires is a dramatic, narrative account based on dozens of interviews, hundreds of sources, and thousands. Answers by Ben Mezrich, New York Times Bestselling Author of Seven Wonders, Bringing Down the House, and the book that became The.

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This argument is described through most and the rest of the book. It isn’t a great read. And now for the last key part of this story – Harvard University. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Soon, the undergraduate exuberance that accidentzl their collaboration turned into out-and-out warfare as it fell prey to the adult world of venture capitalists, big money, and lawyers. Yet Saverin’s decision to drop his girlfriend and head off to a lonely career start-up in New York after his graduation certainly made me wonder.

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At a party initiation for this club is where the computer genius and young busin Trey Felts-7th Mrs. It wasn’t like myspace, where you could play with your own profile with html codes. To sum it up, this book leaves a bad bilkionaires in my mouthone that makes me want to delete my Facebook account. Jul 14, Minutes Buy. And, I am sure, there will be tons and tons of more books to come I went to college granted, it wasn’t an Ivy League collegebut there was a lot more to it than mezruch laid.


It’s a distraction for many people. Stimulating enough to keep even an unmedicated narcoleptic awake.

Wait, you’re saying to yourself, didn’t Mszrich see a movie about this a few years ago? Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are twin brothers and were seniors at Harvard, as well as star crew rowers who had been developing their idea of a website to be nillionaires by Harvard students to connect with each other and were looking for a new programmer. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This has the potential to have been a great insight into the founding of a company that is clearly having an impact of the early part of the 21st century.

Sep 04, Jsnyder02 rated it it was ok. He writes like he is blind drunk in a frat house at 3 AM, and trying to impress the other guys with how cool he is. It had been a while since I read one of Ben’s books. Oct 01, Eli added it. She’s referred to as crazy. The ideology of the new generation includes acidental any doubt the giant Facebook. That might mezrifh fine for some people, but I had a problem with him describing situations which only Mark was witness to.

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The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. Then again, he seems like a more reserved person.

The great irony is that while Facebook succeeded by bringing people together, its very success tore two best friends apart. They shared both nen brilliance in math and a geeky awkwardness with women. Harvard is the pre-school of the Ivy League where kids can squabble, bicker, back stab, and commit other childish acts and still become the richest men in America. Soon I realized that Mezrivh was listening to it for the entertainment value of its badness.


Which is how I came to read this book. Very interesting way of analyzing this book too, since it is also based not only on a book but also on a true story.

The Accidental Billionaires

For example, in one case where Mark breaks into a residence hall to gain access to their student photo site, he describes an amorous couple in the background making out, in great detail. Aug 16, Scott rated it did not like it.

This page was last edited on 8 Marchat Like a drug dealer he knows just what his customers want and he gives it to them until they’re addicted. After all, he not only had unique ideas, he could do the programming himself, something many others could not do.

In the end, it was a satisfying read; and barring the indecently brisk pace of it, it was pretty engaging.