Wireless Nation by James B. Murray Jr.
The Frenzied Launch of the Cellular Revolution in America

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The wireless industry was built by a motley band of characters who, from the beginning, have fought unrelentingly against one another for a cut of the business. It's a surprising history full of winners, losers, and lucky first-time entrepreneurs who made millions.Wireless Nation chronicles the unique genesis of the wireless industry in America and the protagonists who brought it to life. In the mix is the inimitable Seattle entrepreneur Craig McCaw; John Kluge of Metromedia, whose deft trading in cellular properties made him the richest man in America; and also Norma Rea, the unassuming Detroit secretary whose bizarre wireless bid was tainted by scandal and a battle with a powerful newspaper chain. Murray tells the story as only an insider can, detailing the incredible circumstances that shaped and defined the coming century's most promising business. It is a must-read for anyone interested in new technology and the American business landscape.

About James B. Murray Jr.

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Murray was an early investor in and broker of cellular telephone licenses. A co-founder of Columbia Capital Corporation, Mr. Murray currently directs Court Square Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in telecommunications and information technology investments.
Published July 1, 2001 by Basic Books. 352 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Computers & Technology, Professional & Technical, Humor & Entertainment, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Writing from deep (occasionally too deep) inside the boardroom, Murray—who, as chairman and managing director at Columbia Capital, has put together plenty of deals for telecommunications giants like AT&T Wireless and Bell Atlantic—charts the rise of the cellular business, for the most part avoidi...

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