The PayPal Wars: Battles with eBay, the Media, the Mafia, and the Rest of Planet Earth
by Eric M. Jackson
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Joel Spolsky's Review:

The management training program we're starting up here at Fog Creek will take about three years and will be relatively intensive. Among other things, there will be a required reading list consisting of about 75 books (we're working on the theory here of one book every two weeks). We're trying to collect a combination of

  • the best business books of all time
  • the best software management books of all time
  • and every worthwhile history of a software/computer company that we can find.

This is my very first-draft list. By the time we get started a lot of these books will be replaced with better books, I hope; if you have any suggestions please feel free to email them to me. 

Ref: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/FogCreekMBACurriculum.html

Max Levchin's Review:

What are your thoughts on the “The Paypal Wars” book?

Mixed bag — some stuff is spot on, some views/explanations are fairly one-sided, and [there are] a handful of factual errors. Eric was there for a lot of the action, but not all of it, and so some of that shows. Generally, still an entertaining read.

Ref: https://medium.com/@producthunt/max-levchin-daily-routines-startup-advice-and-working-with-elon-musk-296d15521d3