How We Got Here A Slightly Irreverent History of Technology and Markets

ISBN-10: 0060840978

ISBN-13: 9780060840976

Edition: 2005

Authors: Andy Kessler
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Description: Best-selling author Andy Kessler ties up the loose ends from his provocative book, Running Money , with this history of breakthrough technology and the markets that funded them. Expanding on themes first raised in his tour de force, Running Money , Andy Kessler unpacks the entire history of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, from the Industrial Revolution to computers, communications, money, gold and stock markets. These stories cut (by an unscrupulous editor) from the original manuscript were intended as a primer on the ways in which new technologies develop from unprofitable curiosities to essential investments. Indeed, How We Got Here is the book Kessler wishes someone had handed him on his first day as a freshman engineering student at Cornell or on the day he started on Wall Street. This book connects the dots through history to how we got to where we are today.

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

After turning $100 million into $1 billion riding the technology wave of the late 1990s, Andy Kessler recounted his experiences on Wall Street and in the trenches of the hedge fund industry in the books Wall Street Meat and Running Money (and its companion volume, How We Got Here ). Though he has retired from actively managing other people's money, he remains a passionate and curious investor. Unable to keep his many opinions to himself, he contributes to the Wall Street Journal , Wired , and lots of Web sites on a variety of Wall Street and technology-related topics, and is often seen on CNBC, FOX, and CNN. He lives in Silicon Valley like all the other tech guys.

Foreword
Logic and Memory
The Industrial Revolution
Cannons to Steam
Textiles
Positively Electric
Transportation Elasticity, Sea and Rail
Early Capital Markets
Funding British Trade
Capital Markets and Bubbles
Fool's Gold
Components Needed for Computing
Communications
Power Generation
Digital Computers
Ballistics, Codes and Bombs
Transistors and Integrated Circuits Provide Scale
Software and Networks
GPS
Modern Capital Markets
Modern Gold
The Business of Wall Street
Insurance
The Modern Stock Market
ENIAC Press Release
Bibliography
Index
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