The Resource A truck full of money, Tracy Kidder

A truck full of money, Tracy Kidder

Label
A truck full of money
Title
A truck full of money
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Kidder
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Author Kidder gives us a window onto the paradoxical world of software engineering and Internet commerce, where genius and artistry often mingle with vulgarity and greed, and where Paul English, for all his success, seems at times almost an innocent. Fortune, mania, genius, philanthropy--the co-founder of the travel website Kayak.com grew up in working-class Boston in the 1970s, a boy who rebelled against authority but discovered a world that called out to his talents the first time he saw a computer. Despite suffering from what would eventually be diagnosed as bipolar disorder, English belongs to what computer scientist Donald Knuth has called the 2 percent: people with a special talent that lay dormant in a fraction of humanity, waiting for its instrument--the computer--to be invented.--Adapted from dust jacket
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of Mountains Beyond Mountains presents the inspiring story of Kayak.com founder Paul English, discussing his struggles with bipolar disorder and rebellious nature while tracing his achievements as an unconventional inventor and entrepreneur
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526751
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kidder, Tracy
Dewey number
338.7610250691
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC102.5.E55
LC item number
K53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English, Paul M
  • Businesspeople
  • Internet industry
  • Information technology
  • Venture capital
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Wealth
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Target audience
adult
Label
A truck full of money, Tracy Kidder
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-259)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn932385547
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780812995244
Lccn
2015050454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)932385547
Label
A truck full of money, Tracy Kidder
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-259)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn932385547
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780812995244
Lccn
2015050454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)932385547

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