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By Stanley W. Angrist, Edited by Pamela Sherrid November 1985

Can a first-rate literary agent, known for his stable of highbrow nonfiction authors, find happiness as an agent for hackers, counterculture computer types and software writers? 

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Manhattan, inc.

By Frank Rose 
October 1985

Did agent John Brockman push his software too hard?

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By Tom Richman
April 1985

Founders of Professional Service Firms Have a Choice to Make: Do They Want to be the Company or Do They Want to Build One?

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By Robert Levering, Michael Katz, Milton Moskowitz 
November 1, 1984

I'm not in business to help people. I'm not in business to make friends. I'm in business to make money." The persona John Brockman likes to present to the press (and the press has been very much interested in him lately) is one of relentless cynicism.

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By Jenne Conant
Fall 1984

Two years ago, when New York literary agent John Brockman decided to automate his small agency, he bought several computer books-and became thoroughly confused. His mind suddenly cleared up when he read a projection that 25 million people would be using personal computers by 1985. "I realized that everyone who bought a computer was a potential software author," says Brockman, "and that was an interesting figure."

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The Magazine of the Friendly Skies

UNITED

By Stephen S. Hall
August 1983

Entrepreneur John Brockman plans to stock bookstore shelves with computer brains, and the business of publishing may never be the same again...

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1973

There are certain writers whose thought is so important that it doesn't matter whether you agree with them or not.

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By Steven Levy
Summer 1987

JOHN BROCKMAN is a New York City literary agent and author. His books include By the Late John Brockman (Macmillan, 1969), 37 (Holt, Reinhart, 1970), and Afterwords (Doubleday/Anchor Books, 1973)—cult books of the seventies, known for cryptic musings in areas ranging from cybernetics to post-modernism.

The Computer Entrepreneurs