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Bill & Dave

How Hewlett and Packard Built the World's Greatest Company

by Michael S. Malone

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Bill & Dave by Michael S. Malone
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2007
    352 pages
    Genre: Biography/Memoir

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This is the most authoritative version ever of the most famous start-up story in business history. In 1938, working out of a small garage in Palo Alto, California, two young Stanford graduates named Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard built their first product, an audio oscillator. It was the start not only of a legendary company but of an entire way of life in Silicon Valley—and, ultimately, our modern digital age. Others have written about the rise of Hewlett-Packard, including Packard himself in a bestselling memoir. But acclaimed journalist Michael S. Malone is the first to get the full story, based on unlimited and exclusive access to corporate and private archives, along with hundreds of employee interviews.

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