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A Truck Full of Money

Tracy Kidder

"A perfectly executed, exquisitely reported parable of the Internet age and the wild, mad adventure that is start-up culture."-Charles Duhigg Fortune, mania, genius, philanthropy-the bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains gives us the inspiring story of Paul English, the founder of Kayak.com and Lola. Tracy Kidder, the "master of the nonfiction narrative" (The Baltimore Sun) and author of the bestselling classic The Soul of a New Machine, now tells the story of Paul English, a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled against authority. Growing up in working-class Boston, English discovers a medium for his talents the first time he sees a computer. As a young man, despite suffering from what would eventually be diagnosed as bipolar disorder, he begins his pilgrim's journey through the ups and downs in the brave new world of computers. Relating to the Internet as if it's an extension of his own mind, he discovers that he has a talent for conceiving innovative enterprises and building teams that can develop them, becoming "a Pied Piper" of geeks. His innovative management style, success, and innate sense of fair play inspire intense loyalty. Early on, one colleague observes: "Someday this boy's going to get hit by a truck full of money, and I'm going to be standing beside him." Yet when English does indeed make a fortune, when the travel website Kayak is sold for almost two billion dollars-the first thing he thinks about is how to give the money away: "What else would you do with it?" The second thing he thinks is, What's next? With the power of a consummate storyteller, Tracy Kidder casts a fresh, critical, and often humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world. A Truck Full of Money is a mesmerizing portrait of an irresistibly endearing man who is indefatigable, original, and as unpredictable as America itself. Praise for A Truck Full of Money "Kidder's prose glides with a figure skater's ease, but without the glam. His is

"A perfectly executed, exquisitely reported parable of the Internet age and the wild, mad adventure that is start-up culture."-Charles Duhigg Fortune, mania, genius, philanthropy-the bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains gives us the inspiring story of Paul English, the founder of Kayak.com and Lola. Tracy Kidder, the "master of the nonfiction narrative" (The Baltimore Sun) and author of the bestselling classic The Soul of a New Machine, now tells the story of Paul English, a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled against authority. Growing up in working-class Boston, English discovers a medium for his talents the first time he sees a computer. As a young man, despite suffering from what would eventually be diagnosed as bipolar disorder, he begins his pilgrim's journey through the ups and downs in the brave new world of computers. Relating to the Internet as if it's an extension of his own mind, he discovers that he has a talent for conceiving innovative enterprises and building teams that can develop them, becoming "a Pied Piper" of geeks. His innovative management style, success, and innate sense of fair play inspire intense loyalty. Early on, one colleague observes: "Someday this boy's going to get hit by a truck full of money, and I'm going to be standing beside him." Yet when English does indeed make a fortune, when the travel website Kayak is sold for almost two billion dollars-the first thing he thinks about is how to give the money away: "What else would you do with it?" The second thing he thinks is, What's next? With the power of a consummate storyteller, Tracy Kidder casts a fresh, critical, and often humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world. A Truck Full of Money is a mesmerizing portrait of an irresistibly endearing man who is indefatigable, original, and as unpredictable as America itself. Praise for A Truck Full of Money "Kidder's prose glides with a figure skater's ease, but without the glam. His is
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"A perfectly executed, exquisitely reported parable of the Internet age and the wild, mad adventure that is start-up culture."-Charles Duhigg Fortune, mania, genius, philanthropy-the bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains gives us the inspiring story of Paul English, the founder of Kayak.com and Lola. Tracy Kidder, the "master of the nonfiction narrative" (The Baltimore Sun) and author of the bestselling classic The Soul of a New Machine, now tells the story of Paul English, a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled against authority. Growing up in working-class Boston, English discovers a medium for his talents the first time he sees a computer. As a young man, despite suffering from what would eventually be diagnosed as bipolar disorder, he begins his pilgrim's journey through the ups and downs in the brave new world of computers. Relating to the Internet as if it's an extension of his own mind, he discovers that he has a talent for conceiving innovative enterprises and building teams that can develop them, becoming "a Pied Piper" of geeks. His innovative management style, success, and innate sense of fair play inspire intense loyalty. Early on, one colleague observes: "Someday this boy's going to get hit by a truck full of money, and I'm going to be standing beside him." Yet when English does indeed make a fortune, when the travel website Kayak is sold for almost two billion dollars-the first thing he thinks about is how to give the money away: "What else would you do with it?" The second thing he thinks is, What's next? With the power of a consummate storyteller, Tracy Kidder casts a fresh, critical, and often humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world. A Truck Full of Money is a mesmerizing portrait of an irresistibly endearing man who is indefatigable, original, and as unpredictable as America itself. Praise for A Truck Full of Money "Kidder's prose glides with a figure skater's ease, but without the glam. His is

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Michael

Length:

8h 44m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:35


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:50


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:36


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:45


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:12


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:11


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:22


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:28


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:10


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:00


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:25


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

00:33