Paul Allen

Idea Man

Idea Man

A Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft


What's it like to start a revolution?
How do you build the biggest tech company in the world?

And why do you walk away from it all?

Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft. Together he and Bill Gates turned an idea - writing software - into a company and then an entire industry. This is the story of how it came about: two young mavericks who turned technology on its head, the bitter battles as each tried to stamp his vision on the future and the ruthless brilliance and fierce commitment.