The Accidental Billionaires
The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
“The Social Network, the much anticipated movie…adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires.” —The New York Times
Best friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University’s elite, competitive, and accomplished student body. Then, in 2003, Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard’s computers, crashed the campus network, almost got himself expelled, and was inspired to create Facebook, the social networking site that has since revolutionized communication around the world.
With Saverin’s funding their tiny start-up went from dorm room to Silicon Valley. But conflicting ideas about Facebook’s future transformed the friends into enemies. Soon, the undergraduate exuberance that marked their collaboration turned into out-and-out warfare as it fell prey to the adult world of venture capitalists, big money, and lawyers.
Decent book, Entertaining, really gets the wheels turning.
Couldn’t Put it Down
Fun read. Couldn’t stop reading.
Some interesting stories but..
I’m a big fan of Ben Mezrichs work but this one didn’t impress me. I felt the interesting parts of the story could have been told in a couple of chapters, perhaps there wasn’t that much to tell. Or maybe he set the bar so high with some of his other books, specifically Bringing Down the House and Rigged that my expectations were too high.