Friday, January 06, 2006
High Stakes, No Prisoners
It all seems so long ago now, the days of insane valuations of internet companies. Well it did until the bubble started to inflate again recently. Although of course it's not a bubble this time, oh no... Anyway back to the subject of this post, the book I was reading over Christmas, "High Stakes, No Prisoners". It's the story of the creator of FrontPage who in the space of two years went from start-up to selling out to Microsoft for $133 million. Yes, that FrontPage, the crappy HTML editor loved by amateur website developers the world over. To be fair, from reading the book it sounds like at the time there wasn't much else around and it was fairly cutting edge. And the book is certainly a good read, if you want to learn about the ins and outs of getting a start-up financed.