Phil Bookman–Author

A lover of mystery novels, Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur Phil Bookman decided the world needed a high tech CEO-Sleuth. Thus came the Mike Gold Mystery Series. Mike is a great tech CEO, but trouble seems to find him with alarming regularity. Phil's life is not nearly as exciting as Mike's.

Phil grew up in Seaford, NY, where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Lois. He has degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Adelphi University and Santa Clara University. Lois and Phil reside in Los Gatos, CA and have lived in Silicon Valley since 1974.

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Barely a week before Internet pioneer Hunter York, founder of Yippee, died in an auto accident, he gave his old friend Mike Gold an envelope. ďJust something Iíd like you to open when I die,Ē he said with a big grin. But when Mike opens the envelope, he finds an enigmatic letter from Hunter, stating that he had uncovered serious wrongdoing of some sort and was concerned about how long he had to live.

The letter also asks Mike to help Hunterís estranged 21-year-old son and only heir, Jason, cope with his inherited wealth and controlling interest in Yippee. To do that, Mike becomes CEO of Yippee, where his main task is to break up and sell the fading portal company.

Mike soon uncovers evidence that Hunter York was murdered. Then Jasonís Uncle Albert is killed in a drunken shootout with police, and is named by the cops as Hunterís murderer and, perhaps, the murderer of Jasonís mother and brother five years earlier.

But Mike Gold discovers that he has only scratched the surface of the insidious conspiracy behind the Yippee murders. And, if he doesnít solve this mystery quickly, more deaths may be on the way.

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Protect Your Crown Jewels–Attack Theirs
How do companies like Microsoft and Google protect themselves against strategic competitive threats and grow their revenue and profit at the same time? This groundbreaking book reveals the strategy they use to divert their competitor's resources away from the product that threatens them. This book introduces the Strategic Competitive Defense Planning Process. Step-by-step instructions walk you through assessing competitive threats, selecting the ones to focus on strategically, and planning defenses against them.
  • The three key factors that determine which competitive threats are truly strategic
  • How to defend your strategy and build a new growth line of business
  • How to get another company to defend your strategy
  • How to protect your strategy with almost no investment
  • The eleven steps to assuring attack success
Through The Golden Doors by Barbara Bookman
The history of a Jewish-American family, from Brest-Litovsk to Brooklyn to Long Island to California
Edited by Phil Bookman

Barbara Bookman was a first-generation American born in Brooklyn, New York in 1920. She died in 1996 at the age of 75 in Walnut Creek, California. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, student, leader, school-builder, public servant, and role-model for women long before the adjective liberation was applied to them. She was well into her 60s when she began writing seriously. She wrote from the heart, as she did all things. Her memoir, Through The Golden Doors, was written during her last decade. It tells the story of a Jewish-American family, from the pogroms of Brest-Litovsk at the dawn of the 20th century to Brooklyn and beyond, through two world wars and the Great Depression.

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