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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They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwardness with women.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book was adapted into the movie The Social Network —written by Aaron Sorkin and accidenntal by David Fincher — and was 1 at the box office for two weeks, won Golden Globes for best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, best score, and was nominated for 8 Oscars, winning 3 including best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

He seemed the one who best understood the timid genius and accepted him warts and all. Anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur can enjoy this work. It was the perfect sort of mindless, “You Know How it Ends” kind of story that we needed for the drive.

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are twin brothers and were seniors at Harvard, as well as star crew rowers who had been developing their idea of a accidental to be used by Harvard students to connect with each other and were looking for a new programmer.


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The Accidental Billionaires reads like a romance novel for high school computer science geeks. Benn also fails to uncover enough about the background and mindset of the central figure, Mark Zuckerberg, for the book to qualify as serious biography or history. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

In my opinion, Facebook is the bfn we use nowadays for both personal and business activities. The geeks were now bagging Victoria’s Secret models, where in college they were basically ignored. Here is what I learned about Harvard: View all 10 comments. He writes like he is blind drunk in a frat house at 3 AM, and trying to impress the other guys with how cool he is. Mark Zuckerberg was portrayed as a narcissist hacker who used people until their usefulness was gone and then tossed them aside without a bullionaires.

So that was of interest.

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This argument is described through most and the rest of the book. You couldn’t be more wrong. I billjonaires like my audio book choices are sort of bonuses to my reading list. The author, Ben Mezrich, is to be commended for his objectivity.

The first is no Mark Zuckerberg. As the introduction and his reputation would suggest, Mark Zuckerberg declined to tell his side of the story. I wonder why Zuckerberg didn’t sue Mezrich. I thought the serious and intense scenes were well-written and really captured the whole feeling of tension in the room through diction and imagery. Just a few examples: Is this a fine piece acciedntal literature?


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

They haven’t exactly been books I would probably choose to read, but I have at least a slight curiosity about them. Certainly, Mezrich could have read many emails, which couldn’t have been too taxing. And this is kind of a twist because while the Winklevoss twins think they had the idea, they didn’t do any of the coding or creating.

It’s nothing to do with Mezrich’s skill as a writer. Sorkin and Fincher are real talents; Mezrich is not.

Maybe the new generation of the web, the social, networked, multifunctional internet we know today, would exist without facebook. Mezrich speaks about Harvard like it is the only university in the United States of America.

Mezrich belongs to the same set of people about whom he is writing, and while he’s keen to tell a story, he’s also minding his “p”s and “q”s. I was interested to see I wasn’t the only reader annoyed by this.

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