Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Accidental Billionaires: Will Facebook magic wane and wipe out


The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal is a 2009 book by Ben Mezrich about the founding of Facebook, adapted by Columbia Pictures for the 2010 film The Social Network put the book cover because it is so attractive and inspiring. The four glorious words in the book's title are "Sex", "Money", "Genius" and "Betrayal". All of these 4 words are so powerful.  If we look at these four words and try making out one common cardinal value out of them, it would be "Self" or "Me" rather "Only me". Me is so important that it allows all sins of the ideal world, Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal. Yes, Genius as well, as this is the devil's Genius! Same day, Devils are always very attractive, because they win! While one billionaire is built on Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal, the other legendary ones are built on 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. At least this is what Oracle's Larry Ellison told about Steve Jobs! While in business, the word 'betrayal' may be a loser's pet peeve, in man's world this is a reward, for winners. "Who dares, wins!"Money makes the world go!. It is not a sin but an essential sin! There is nothing called "win-win". You can never divide Money equally and make everyone happy or successful. Communism failed! Justice lies in equitable distribution and no one ever likes a smaller share! Some one's Genius is other person's "opportunity", "being lucky", being able to get things easily! Others pulled him up, etc, etc. Genius is state of being restless, state of being out of sync, state of being anti-social and a broke! Rather the book is appropriately titled, but this would not mean, being successful mean, you have arrived and you can sustain business. Difficult to believe, that early signs of success do not inspire investor confidence. Interesting watch is his "hot under the collar video at WSJ interview on you tube. Check this link".
 Really interesting and would have been too tough and embarrassing for Mark! This is natural progression for young guys! You fumble more as you did not finish Harvard education and started looking at private lives of people "uncensored". Privacy norms flouted. Rather did not know that was awful to society and law. Dropouts do better as learning happens when you are fearless! Hope you liked the book cover too!


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