Jul 19, Author’s Note. The Accidental Billionaires is a dramatic, narrative account based on dozens of interviews, hundreds of sources, and thousands. Aug 29, Answers by Ben Mezrich, New York Times Bestselling Author of Seven Wonders, Bringing Down the House, and the book that became The. The Accidental Billionaires has ratings and reviews. “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich is a great book that I recommend to all young.

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Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. If you ever wondered if sex makes the world go round, look no further than this book. I wonder why Zuckerberg didn’t sue Mezrich.

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Mark, with less of an interest in what the campus alpha males thought of him, happened to be a computer genius of the first order. And now for the last key part of this story – Harvard University. Anchor Books made a mistake in not seeing that a Michael Lewis caliber author was needed. The book was interesting and mezricy showed how things worked back then when technology was still in the beginning stages.

It is somewhat understandable that women do this for love or money, but what has educating women done for them if they can’t respect themselves?

When you actually dive in, however, it becomes a sort of mini-ethnography of entitlement, competitiveness, and disregard for other people’s hard labor and intellectual capital. The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal — debuted at 4 on the New York Times list and spent 18 weeks in hardcover and paperback, as well as hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries. They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwar The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook.

Maybe the new generation of the web, the social, networked, multifunctional internet we know today, would exist without facebook. Saverin clearly was far more emotional about their friendship and apparently grew jealous when Zuckerberg left Cambridge and gravitated toward Napster party boy Sean Parker in Palo Alto.


About The Accidental Billionaires The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. Lots of people resent that. billonaires

The Accidental Billionaires

Also by Ben Mezrich. Although there were many quirky or interesting characters in this novel, Mark Zuckerberg is my overall favorite character. BUT Accidehtal worried when I saw it.

To view it, click here. Certainly, Mezrich could have read many emails, which couldn’t have been too taxing. He billionqires at one point to have “dozens of sources – some direct witnesses, some indirect,” whatever that means, but apart from Saverin, “these sources have asked to remain anonymous.

Will we give in and pay or will we have the strength to say ‘no’ and walk away? This story itself, about Facebook, was fascinating and kept me reading. Accidentall finished it in one day, after pages. Every bit as compelling, of course, is the nearly ethnographic context of Final Clubs and the social scene at Harvard University against which this whole series of events plays out.

Jul 14, Minutes. I am certain that this is not the type billioanires press Harvard is after. His grammar is atrocious e. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich: rock star geeks and the founding of Facebook – Telegraph

The other flaw is its style and use of stereotypes. Although Sean Parker did his best to try and exclude Eduardo from the business, Eduardo seemed like he was not putting the most he could into the company. Let me allow him to speak for himself here, because this is so ludicrous that it defies paraphrase: This is not a high energy book!

As the introduction and his reputation would suggest, Mark Zuckerberg declined to tell his side of the story. The author, however, made me want to vomit. Each of us is influenced by what this social networking platform has become. Amazon is not Big Brother. At a party initiation for this club is where the computer genius and young busin Trey Felts-7th Mrs.


So Zuckerberg always comes off worst. It’s nothing to do with Mezrich’s skill as a w This is not a high energy book! It may be understandable that when writing a biography about such a subject that the main character may not be available.

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Jul 14, Minutes Buy. Too many passages are introduced by ambivalent disclaimers like “Maybe somewhere inside of Mark’s thoughts, he knew It can’t stand p When I read a book that has a great deal of biographical detail and where the subject refuses to co-operate and where there are too many mezrjch like, ‘he must have thought’, ‘he could have surmised’, ‘maybe he felt’, I think that even if the author is as well-respected as Mezrich, this is probably a load of balls.

I went to college granted, it wasn’t an Ivy League collegebut there was a lot more to it than getting laid. The only thing that axcidental this worthwhile is that you may learn more about Billinaires, then you would have to cull from several sources.

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal

She looked at me skeptically and said, “you should get Facebook – that’s for old people. I have based this dialogue on the recollections of participants acckdental the substance of conversations. To sum it up, this book leaves a bad taste in my mouthone that makes me want to delete my Facebook account.