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Saturday, July 21, 2007

C.E.O. Libraries Reveal Keys to Success - New York Times

Published: July 21, 2007

"Michael Moritz, the venture capitalist who built a personal $1.5 billion fortune discovering the likes of Google, YouTube, Yahoo and PayPal, and taking them public, may seem preternaturally in tune with new media. But it is the imprint of old media — books by the thousands sprawling through his Bay Area house — that occupies his mind.

"'My wife calls me the Imelda Marcos of books,' Mr. Moritz said in an interview. 'As soon as a book enters our home it is guaranteed a permanent place in our lives. Because I have never been able to part with even one, they have gradually accumulated like sediment.'"


C.E.O. Libraries Reveal Keys to Success

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