A Winner's Tale of Greed and Glory in the Internet Wars
Charles Ferguson started Vermeer Technologies and turned his very cool, very big idea into FrontPage, the first software product for creating and managing a website. A mere 20 months after starting the company, he sold it to Microsoft for $133 million, making a fortune for himself. But getting there was not fun.
'High St@kes, No Prisoners' is "the" book about Silicon Valley and the multi-million dollar world of high-tech start-ups. It is a highly personal account of what it really takes to win in the Internet industry, where any speed below warp nine doesn't get you to takeoff. Ferguson provides amazing insights into Silicon Valley itself, the world economy's crown jewel, and described as "electric, vulgar, full of brilliance, brutally fair and brutally unfair, fiercely competitive, often dishonest, tremendously exciting, and utterly unique".