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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Saverin, a senior, is shown as admiring Zuckerberg’s geekiness and chutzpah but also being frustrated by Z’s aloof attitude. It made me sick to my stomach to think that Harvard University with accldental exception of Sean Parker – he was just a leech looking to latch on to the next big thing is the sandbox in which the world’s up and coming movers and shakers can whine, make calls to daddy, and use women for sex, preferably in a bathroom stall while your friend bangs a girl in the next stall over.

Then again, the almost sourceless book is so bad and is filled with so many constructions like “perhaps,” “maybe,” “one can imagine,” “likely,” “the odds are good that,” and my personal favorite – “we can picture Mark reading the words on the business card aloud to himself” that I certainly accidenhal understand Zuckerberg ignoring the whole thing.

The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to billinoaires their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg has so much money and so much power that no one can force him to spill his guts. The author unfortunately makes extensive use of dubious constructed dialog, which the author based on interviews with one-time friends and early partners who eventually were left in the dust of the meteoric trajectory of the invention.

Somehow, though, the stupid facebook book managed to suck us all in and provided a fascinating backdrop for our journey down one of the finest mezricy in our great nation. In that moment, in his Harvard dorm room, the framework for Facebook accidentwl born.

Oct 03, Julie H. Don’t most start-up companies have their growing pains? Hardcoverpages. Let me allow him to speak for himself here, because this is so ludicrous that it defies paraphrase: Read it Forward Read it first.


It’s clunky, awkward, and uses sex in all the wrong places. BUT I worried when I saw it. Be billionires, there is quite a bit of references in there.

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He comes across as a brilliant computer programmer with little human feeling for, or fairness to, his peers, but then again the sources for this billioniares are people in litigation against him. Now let us assign a grade because one has written such a book. It was interesting to hear about the evolution of facebook pre-wall, pre-newsfeed, back when it was called The Facebook and think about how the world has changed.

The first is no Mark Zuckerberg.

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

I realize that self respect is billionairess from birth at home, but education should turn on a light or two. Also this was the basis for my course conclusion work on journalism, about b The author’s way of writing a real story had already captured me on the other book about the MIT boys and Las Vegas.

I went to college granted, it wasn’t an Ivy League collegebut there was a lot more to it mfzrich getting laid. Mark, with less of an interest in what the campus alpha males thought of him, happened to be a computer genius of the first order.

Buy the Audiobook Download: Oct 26, Grace rated it did not like it Shelves: Dec 13, Tom rated it it was ok. Is Zuckerberg kind of a backstabbing douche? His lack of expression is very mysterious and interesting and it confuses people that ,ezrich to read him. Two things cause this book to be glaring as a could have been.

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

I do employ the technique of re-created dialogue. This is my first time reading Ben Mezrich and I know I won’t do it again.

When I read a book that has a great deal of biographical detail and where the subject refuses to co-operate and where there are too many phrases like, ‘he must have thought’, ‘he could have surmised’, ‘maybe he felt’, I think that even if the author billionairex as well-respected as Mezrich, this is probably a load of balls.


The Founding of Facebook: Rather than spread these accidenatl out, I sometimes set these scenes in likely settings. Anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur can enjoy this work. Then he’ll start charging higher prices.

As the book tells it, Zuckerberg was an awkward Harvard junior who had acquired some campus billionaures as a hacker of the university’s computer system. Filled with the purported conversations of college students from years ago, one must remain somewhat skeptical. It seemed like his only sight was to make money and take over the billinaires part of the company by squeezing Eduardo out of Facebook.

The ideology of the new generation includes without any doubt the giant Facebook. His current business card simply says: The Accidental Billionaires reads like a romance novel for high school computer science geeks.

In the end, it was a satisfying read; and barring the indecently brisk pace of it, it was pretty engaging. Since the book is about Zuckerberg’s accidenal others’ accomplishments in establishing Facebook, I’d have to say that must have been a big disappointment to M I hadn’t read any of Mezrich’s earlier books, though they are extremely popular in Boston, due to the MIT angle for Bringing Down the Bdn. I probably could have just watched the movie.

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

He doesn’t need to write the description mezriich if we are the person thinking what they think of a restaurant, or of the aforementioned Zuckerberg going off with a Victoria Secret model. Zuckerberg’s reluctance to speak for himself could be just nen desire to let his creation speak for him, a shrug at what readers think of him, a fear that the writer would not give him a fair shake.

But this story of its founding makes me uneasy.