The Monk and the Riddle

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The Monk and the Riddle

The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

By Randy Komisar; Kent L. Lineback

Harvard Business School Press, Hardcover, 9781578511402, 181pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2000

Transcending the typical leadership book model of lists and frameworks on how to succeed in business, this book is a lively and humorous narrative about the education of a unique Valley insider. It is at once a portal into the inner workings of Silicon Valley--from how startups get launched to how venture capitalists do their deals to how head-hunters make their matches--and a deeply personal account of how one mover and shaker found a payoff bigger than money.

About the Author
Komisar is a Virtual CEO who has worked with companies such as WebTV and TiVo. He is one of the founders of Claris Corporation.

Lineback is a writer, producer, and consultant. He has produced seventeen film and video programs for Harvard Business School.