This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
A portrait of Microsoft's charismatic new CEO is based on interviews with company insiders and describes his bombastic personal style, relationship with Bill Gates, and ruthless business tactics.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Fredric Alan Maxwell is a journalist and researcher who has written for Newsweek, The New Yorker, Harper's and Regardies. He lives in Seattle, Washington.From Publishers Weekly:
Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen may be the most well-known rulers of the huge computer empire, but this latest offering attempts to show that the company's current CEO, the colorful and bombastic Steve Ballmer, an early Microsoft employee and friend of Gates's from their days at Harvard, is in fact the company's muscle. Unfortunately, this "biography" is little more than a re-hashing of Microsoft's already well-documented ruthless business practices, staggering financial success and endless legal travails. Seattle-based writer and researcher Maxwell, once profiled in the New Yorker for his research skills, does succeed in assembling an array of secondary sources into a concise edition of the Microsoft saga. But as a biography of Ballmer, the book falls woefully short. Readers learn that Ballmer was born in an affluent Detroit suburb, is of Jewish heritage, was a classic overachiever who worked his way into Harvard, dropped out of Stanford Business School and was briefly employed as a brand manager for Procter & Gamble. But beyond a few examples of Ballmer's frighteningly enthusiastic style he once ripped his vocal chords while giving a particularly forceful speech there's very little about Ballmer's true impact on Microsoft, or of Microsoft's impact on Ballmer. In his introduction, Maxwell gushes that Ballmer's is the "incredible story of tremendous ambition, genius, and charisma, of intense drive and merit, of insatiable greed and blatant arrogance." But there is in fact so little Ballmer and so much Microsoft in this book, it is a stretch to call this effort a biography.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description William Morrow. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0066210143 Ships from Tennessee, usually the same or next day. Seller Inventory # Z0066210143ZN
Book Description William Morrow, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New. 100% Money Back Guarantee! Ships within 1 business day, includes tracking. Carefully packed. Serving satisfied customers since 1987. Seller Inventory # 108491
Book Description William Morrow, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0066210143
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc. softcover. Condition: Brand New. International Edition. International Edition, Cover & ISBN may be different from US edition, PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. Brand New,Softcover,No Access code & No context dvd, But Contents are same as US Edition. Printed in English Language, Prompt shipping by USPS/,UPS/,DHL/,FedEx. Exceptional customer Service, Satisfaction Guaranteed. We may ship the books from Asian regions for inventory purpose. "Special Note" We do provide service on APO BOX & PO BOX addresses only in usa. Seller Inventory # praksh24203
Book Description William Morrow, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0066210143
Book Description William Morrow, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110066210143
Book Description William Morrow, New York, New York, 2002. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Signed by the author, Fredric Alan Maxwell, on the title page; not personalized to anyone. Number line in the work reads as follows: 02 03 04 05 06 WBC/RRD 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. NEVER USED, NOR READ! Volume itself has blue and black covers with sharp gilt lettering on the spine. 278 pages, including an index and a bibliography. Dust jacket is protected in an archival quality cover. A very nice new, author signed, book; available for immediate shipment, carefully packed in a sturdy box. Signed By the Author. Seller Inventory # 0009604
Book Description William Morrow, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0066210143n
Book Description Condition: New. New. Looks like an interesting title!. Seller Inventory # M-0066210143