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Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure

     by Kaplan, Jerry

Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure

Plot/Summary:
Startup traces the rise and fall of the GO Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup launched in 1987. The story begins with the author's idea for a pen-based computer, which eventually leads to the founding of the GO Corporation, the development of the pen-based computer, and pen-based computer software. Along the way, Kaplan deals with venture capitalists, renegade employees, stiff competition, and the eventual downfall of the GO Corporation. 

Comments:
For anyone who has ever been interested in Silicon Valley startups, this is a fun and exciting read. Jerry Kaplan relates his firsthand experiences in starting up a technology company. His interactions with companies such as Microsoft and IBM are particularly interesting, and provide insight into the cutthroat world of the computer industry.


Reviewed by pk, 3/98. Other reviews by pk.