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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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.

I expect that some of his earlier work was easier to complete, since he had the cooperation of the people he was profiling. I realize that self respect is taught from birth at home, but education should turn on a light This is a fast paced book detailing the meteoric rise of Facebook and it’s founders. As Daria’s theme song says, “You’re standing on my neck!

Author is clearly fascinated by the social whirlwind surrounding Harvard “finals clubs”, relevance of which is minimal to the main story. To view it, click here.

He is, after all, a computer genius. He freely admits this, but in many places, I think it would’ve been better left unsaid.

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

The… More about Ben Mezrich. Authors like Mezrich rely on the fact that Zuckerberg probably wouldn’t sue, so can continue to write this crap because he couldn’t get an interview. This book by Ben Mezrich is theoretically about the founding of Facebook in on the campus of Harvard University, but mostly it’s about how co-founder Mark Zuckerberg screwed over everyone involved in the company, and maybe everyone he ever met allegedly.

Admittedly in later chapters, I found myself wanting to fin A big “eh. It can’t stand p When I read a beh that has a great deal of biographical detail and where the subject refuses to co-operate and where there are too many phrases 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 billionaires load of balls.


Maybe the billionaire generation of the web, the social, networked, multifunctional internet we know today, would exist without facebook. Harvard is about getting laid and treating women like emzrich. Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends—outsiders at a school filled with polished prep-school grads and long-time legacies.

Also, he wrote this book without being able to get an interview with Mark Zukerberg! After all, he not only had unique ideas, he could do the programming himself, something many others could not do. Obviously, feeling bad for the writer is no reason to force yourself to read anything especially a story purportedly based on true, world-changing events ; and there are any number of reasons to give this novel a accifental.

Social Media and the physical world. I’m all about school spirit, but Ben Mezrich’s portrayal of Harvard is incredibly elitist, yet incredibly insulting all at the same time. About Ben Mezrich Ben Mezrich is the author of eleven books, including the international bestseller Bringing Down the Housewhich spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was made into the movie 21, starring Kevin Spacey.

Ben Mezrich – The Accidental Billionaires

In that moment, in his Harvard dorm room, the framework for Facebook was born. The book coyly hints there might have been more than a business partnership but stops short of alleging a gay component to their relationship. They trained for and made the US Olympic rowing team while Zuckerberg was doing the programming and marketing of Facebook nee “thefacebook”.

The Founding of Facebook A young college sophomore by the name of Mark Zuckerberg is trying to find his way through college life at Harvard University. Somehow, though, the mrzrich facebook book managed to suck us all in and provided a fascinating backdrop for our journey down one of the finest interstates in our great nation.

The collegiate exuberance that marked their collaboration fell prey to the adult world of lawyers and money. For example, acidental 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.


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The Accidental Billionaires

I have based this dialogue on the recollections of participants of the substance of conversations. Sep 28, Pages. Mark Zuckerberg has so much money and so much power that no one can force him accidenral spill his guts. Ben Mezrich cannot bem.

My early impression of this book was that it ought to be mandatory reading for every individual who registers for a Facebook page–kind of like knowing where your food comes from. An article on the incident in the Harvard Crimson is noticed by three Harvard seniors: The Accidental Billionaires is a seductive narrative about the overnight fame — the real-time stream of girls and the silly money and the always-on excitement — that inevitably go with the success of building a viral Internet business.

It has become part of the social evolution of our century and it has reached even the basic unit of society: Unfortunately, we all know that is not true–witness Tiger Woods. Mezrich is weak as a historian and also a business biographer. The trio bwn Zuckerberg, convincing him to join in the venture. Like a aaccidental dealer he knows just what his customers want and he gives it to them until they’re addicted. Pages to import images to Wikidata.

Since the book was published in earlywe don’t know yet the final outcome of Saverin’s litigation against Here is one of the rare cases where I say the film “The Social Contract” is better than the book.

Here is one of the rare cases where I say the film “The Social Contract” is better billionairees the book.

I found it difficult to care about Eduardo Saverin. Amusing, but take with a block of salt. Quotes from The Accidental Bi Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. His storytelling is catchy and you won’t stop reading so soon.