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An inside look at a cable titan and his industry
John Malone, hailed as one of the great unsung heroes of our age bysome and reviled by others as a ruthless robber baron, is revealedas a bit of both in Cable Cowboy. For more than twenty–five years,Malone has dominated the cable television industry, shaping theworld of entertainment and communications, first with his cablecompany TCI and later with Liberty Media. Written with Malone′sunprecedented cooperation, the engaging narrative brings thiscontroversial capitalist and businessman to life. Cable Cowboy isat once a penetrating portrait of Malone′s complex persona, and acaptivating history of the cable TV industry. Told in a livelystyle with exclusive details, the book shows how an unassumingcopper strand started as a backwoods antenna service and became thedigital nervous system of the U.S., an evolution that gave U.S.consumers the fastest route to the Internet. Cable Cowboy revealsthe forces that propelled this pioneer to such great heights, andcaptures the immovable conviction and quicksilver mind that havedefined John Malone throughout his career.

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Praise for CABLE COWBOY

"Cable Cowboy is a first–rate work by a first–ratereporter excellent, original research on a topic that deservesit."
Bryan Burrough coauthor of Barbarians at the Gate

"With skill and precision, author Mark Robichaux paints aportrait of a man who is both fox and lamb, cunningly ruthless andsurprisingly genuine. . . . We get to watch a man who plays chessagainst opponents who merely play checkers.And we get a really goodread."
Ken Auletta author of Media Man: Ted Turner′s ImprobableEmpire and Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way

"John Malone′s remarkable climb [is] a tale worthy of a greatcinematic Western. For the first time, we get a sharp picture ofthe man behind the mogul, an unflinching portrait of one of thebusiness world′s sharpest dealmakers. I dare you to put itdown."
Tom King author of The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys,and Sells the New Hollywood

"Robichaux has provided a smart assessment of the cable industrythrough the wild narrative of John Malone . . . and turned it intoa tale that manages to be both colorful and informative."
Walter Isaacson President and CEO of the Aspen Institute,former chairman of CNN, and author of Benjamin Franklin: AnAmerican Life

"A terrific saga of American enterprise how lonely wires onwindswept hillsides were stretched and spun into the InformationSuperhighway as seen through the remarkable career of cabletelevision′s greatest entrepreneur."
David Von Drehle author of Triangle: The Fire That ChangedAmerica



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"Excellent coverage of John Malone" 24 octobre 2002
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Malone is so pivotal a figure in telecommunications and cable that I'm surprised it took so long for anyone to tackle him. Robichaux has done an excellent job of getting inside the mind of one of the most compelling characters in American business. This one rates a 'must read!'
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The definitive book on John Malone 31 octobre 2002
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John Malone is a mogul, visionary, pioneer, and one of the most powerful and influential businessmen of our time. Cable Cowboy tells the definitive story of how Malone built a cable empire and in the process dramatically enhanced the communications and entertainment lives of people everywhere.
The author's narrative is riveting, bringing to the life the real-life cowboys who along with Malone built the cable industry one line at a time.
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free MBA in this book 26 mars 2009
Par Taco B. Devries - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This book is worth an MBA education. Mr Malone never had it easy but by sheer will and superior brainpower he succeeded. He never took no for an answer & always tried new ways to get something done. A true innovator and industry leader, Mr Malone is truly a business superstar.
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A Genius who has seen the Futur 24 janvier 2013
Par jwilliamgrimes - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Having known Malone through business in the 80's it was obvious that he was destined to lead the information industry. Book describes his accomplishments in good detail. More to the story today is that Malone is the nation's largest private landowner and that his family foundation is enabling many excellent private high schools to enroll bright students who otherwise would not be able to afford to attend.
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The clarification of a complex man and industry 14 décembre 2002
Par John T. Noonan - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This is a terrific read! Mark Robichaux brings life,substance and considerable insight into the thinking of John Malone, a reclusive industry giant. With the ease and style of a first rate novelist, he describes the history and complexities of the cable industry and introduces us to a host of other important and entertaining players as the development of this important American industry proceeds.
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