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Money from thin air : the story of Craig McCaw, the visionary who invented the cell phone industry, and his next billion-dollar idea

Author: O Casey Corr
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Journalist O. Casey Corr portrays here how McCaw created a cellular communications empire from the disarray of his father's failed cable business and went on to sell it to AT & T in 1993 for a stunning $12.6 billion. And he shows how McCaw is now creating another new industry that could dwarf the accomplishments of Gates and Rockefeller put together, an "Internet in the Sky" that will provide high-speed data access  Read more...
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Corr, O. Casey.
Money from thin air.
New York : Crown Business, ©2000
(OCoLC)652003354
Named Person: Craig McCaw; Craig McCaw; Craig McCaw
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: O Casey Corr
ISBN: 0812926978 9780812926972
OCLC Number: 43186031
Description: x, 310 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: "That Man Behind the Curtain" A Family Fortune Is Lost --
"A Bit of a Loose Skipper" The Elder McCaw and the Origins of an Empire --
"Money Was Not the Issue" A College Boy Takes Charge --
"How Can We Build Our Dreams on This?" The Small-Town Origins of a New Management Style --
"There's This Crazy Kid ..." McCaw Becomes an Apostle of Debt --
"Always Have a Back Door" The First Major Partner Comes on Board --
"What Would Be in Their Best Interest?" McCaw Discovers a Revolutionary Telephone --
"We Were Dreaming of Dick Tracy" A Fraternity of Independents Takes on Ma Bell --
"I Can't Go to Bed Owing Somebody a Billion Dollars" McCaw Hangs On While Others Lose Their Nerve --
"Like Negotiating with the Russians" Financing Comes from an Unlikely Ally--ATandT --
"What Do You Want for a Sacramento?" A License Lottery Creates a Trading Frenzy --
"You Went to Veterinarians When You Needed Brain Surgery" An Audience with Michael Milken, the King of Junk --
"It's Getting Awful Lonely" McCaw Consolidates His Empire as Independents Fall --
"Where Do I Sell My License?" Speculation Reaches a Climax in an FCC Free-for-all --
"The Mad Scientist" His Company Goes Public, McCaw Stays Private --
"Take Tarawa" A Hostile Takeover Creates a Truly National Service --
"The Spirit Within Us Must Burn" The Bill Comes Due for a Leveraged Giant --
"You're Marrying Off Your Daughter When She's Fourteen" ATandT Makes an Offer That Can't Be Refused --
"Like Porcupines Making Love" The Billionaire Leaves Home --
"Master of the Obvious" An Ambitious New Vision Takes Shape.
Responsibility: O. Casey Corr.
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"Journalist O. Casey Corr portrays here how McCaw created a cellular communications empire from the disarray of his father's failed cable business and went on to sell it to AT & T in 1993 for a stunning $12.6 billion. And he shows how McCaw is now creating another new industry that could dwarf the accomplishments of Gates and Rockefeller put together, an "Internet in the Sky" that will provide high-speed data access to any point in the world. Most of all, Corr captures the heart of a new kind of executive who is changing the way business works forever."--Jacket.

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