This week on Well Read, bestselling author Tracy Kidder (Mountains beyond Mountains) will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest book, A Truck Full of Money: One Man’s Quest to Recover from Great Success. In his latest work of nonfiction, Kidder profiles Internet entrepreneur Paul English, cofounder of the travel website, Kayak.com. In tracing English’s roots from working-class Boston to selling his first start-up company for a cool $33-million, Kidder shows how the brilliant software engineer has succeeded with a rare combination of disdain for authority and the ability to nurture fierce loyalty in his employees, becoming “a Pied Piper of geeks.”
To watch his conversation with Jaffe and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, November 4.
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