The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story (Paperback)

A Silicon Valley Story

By Michael Lewis

Penguin Books, 9780140296464, 288pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2001



As American capitalism undergoes a seismic shift, Michael Lewis, author of the bestselling Liar's Poker, sets out on a Silicon Valley safari to find the true representative of the coming economic age. All roads lead to Jim Clark, the man who rewrote the rules of American capitalism as the founder of (so far) three multi-billion dollar companies--Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and Healtheon. Lewis's shrewd, often brilliantly funny, narrative provides ahead-of-the-curve observations about the Internet explosion and how the success of Silicon Valley companies is forcing a reassessment of traditional Wall-Street business models.

Weaving Clark's story together with that of this new business phenomenon, Lewis has drawn us a map of markets and free enterprise in the twenty-first century and blown the lid off the changing economy.

About the Author

Michael Lewis is the author of several books, including the international bestseller Liar's Poker. He has been the American editor of the British weekly The Spectator and a senior editor at The New Republic. He writes regularly for The New York Times Magazine and Bloomberg. Lewis lives in Paris with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their newborn daughter.

Praise For The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

"The most significant business story since the days of Henry Ford...Lewis achieves a novelistic elegance." --Boston Globe

"May be to Silicon Valley what Pepys's diary was to 1660's London or Twain's Roughing It to the American West of the last century." --Kurt Andersen, The New York Times Book Review (front-page review)