The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal

By Ben Mezrich

The Social Network, the much anticipated movie adapted from Ben Mezrich s book The Accidental Billionaires. The New York Times
Best friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University s elite, competitive, and accomplished student body. Then, in 2003, Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard s computers, crashed the campus network, almost got himself expelled, and was inspired to create Facebook, the social networking site that has since revolutionized communication around the world.
With Saverin s funding their tiny start-up went from dorm room to Silicon Valley. But conflicting ideas about Facebook s future transformed the friends into enemies. Soon, the undergraduate exuberance that marked their collaboration turned into out-and-out warfare as it fell prey to the adult world of venture capitalists, big money, and lawyers.



NEWS & OPINION: A Facebook Tale: Founder Unfriends Pals On Way Up (NPR)

Posted July 20, 2009, 2:28 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
I found this on NPR. org this morning and thought I'd share this on here: A Facebook Tale: Founder Un-friends Pals On Way Up by All Things Considered, July 19th 2009 Facebook reached another milestone Tuesday: the social-networking site said it signed up its 250 millionth user. Just five and a half years ago, Mark Zuckerberg invented the site in his Harvard University dorm room. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: The Accidental Billionaires - Released Today

Posted July 14, 2009, 8:43 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal was released today by Doubleday, and its author has written briefly about it at Gloria McDonough-Taub's Bullish on Books blog. From Ben's post: The revolution is here, and it didn't begin with gunfire or bomb blasts - it began with a Status Update. The world as we know it has changed, forever (and in my opinion for the better) and nobody could have foreseen how this revolution was going to go down - not even the group of brilliant, socially awkward kids who made it happen. Read more


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Publisher Anchor Books
Publish date 09/28/2010
Pages 272
ISBN-13 9780307740984
ISBN-10 0307740986
Language English

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