The nationwide bestseller now in paperback: the unveiling own memoir from Tom Perkins?renowned enterprise capitalist, Silicon Valley and biotechnology pioneer, and one in all America?s so much winning businessmen.
recognized for his idiosyncratic principles and golden contact, Tom Perkins has constantly been one of many enterprise world?s such a lot exciting figures. during this insightful memoir, Perkins recollects many desirable episodes of his existence, either own undefined, together with his involvement within the construction of yank industries nobody can have dreamed of no longer some time past.
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