A Corporate Lawyer's Anecdotal Journey takes readers behind the scenes of the computer industry during the 1970s-90s. Karalis describes a series of events and anecdotes which he was personally involved in, including the nationalization of the French computer industry, the Honeywell acquisition of General Electric's computer business, Burroughs' hostile takeover of Sperry to form Unisys, Apple's lawsuit with Microsoft over the graphic user interface, a fight over board seats between George Soros and Tektronix, and protracted negotiations over the years with major Japanese corporations. Short, concise, highly readable chapters blend humor and irony with memorable stories of success and failure. The early part of the book juxtaposes the demands of a competitive law school with the temptations of easy access to a posh downtown dinner club, followed by the court appointed defense of one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Although the book becomes more analytical as it progresses, personal anecdotes are interspersed throughout, including a quadruple bogey after a hearty lunch of roast duck and red wine at a French baronial estate and an impromptu meeting in St. Moritz.
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