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The Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words is the first and only book to detail the visionary thoughts and opinions of Facebook's founder entirely through direct quotations from Zuckerberg himself. It is the most intimate and authoritative look at the man who is arguably the greatest success story of his generation.Since founding Facebook in a Harvard dorm room in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg has reached unparalleled prominence in the technology and business worlds. But the youngest Time magazine Person of the Year since Charles Lindbergh in 1927 is just as famous for his personal life as he is for his business and tech acumen. The public's appetite for insight into Facebook and its founder seems nearly insatiable; curiosity abounds when it comes to Zuckerberg's personality and management style, especially since the portrait of the young CEO that fictional Hollywood portrayals and Wall Street whispers have painted is, at best, only a fraction of the truth.Given Facebook's current $50 billion+ market capitalization and 1 billion worldwide users, there is clearly more to Zuckerberg than any oversimplified caricature could convey. His continued success makes him well-placed to follow in the footsteps of US tech gurus Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.Like those two pioneering entrepreneurs, Zuckerberg has proven himself a calculating and sometimes ruthless strategist, with a steadfast commitment to his vision. Facebook exists somewhere between a social utility and a model of 21st-century business. It leads next-gen tech companies through an economic climate that, though still scarred by the dot-com bubble of the early 2000s, is increasingly driven by social media technology and the resulting global marketplace.Facebook's potential is unknown, but the key to its success depends on Zuckerberg's own ideas and vision. This book serves up his most thought-provoking insights, as researched and chosen by George Beahm, the New York Times bestselling editor of I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own Words. The Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words provides unprecedented insight into Zuckerberg and the company he's created, highlighting business strategies and lessons learned. It is essential reading for those who seek innovative solutions for their business, regardless of size, and it makes an ideal gift or reference item for anyone interested in this young business icon.
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