Interesting book for you gamer geeks...
I've had about three books going on over the last few days, and I finished one of them last night. It's called Masters Of Doom: How Two Guys Created An Empire And Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner. It tells the story of John Carmack and John Romero who started the gaming company id. These were the two guys who created games such as Doom, Quake, Commander Keen, and many other titles so familiar to those of us getting into computers in the late 80's and early 90's. It follows their lives from their time they met up at a small tech company and decided to go it alone, through the explosion of the shareware gaming phenomenon that they helped create, through the crash and burn of their relationship and the efforts to run their own companies.
It's an interesting study in the dynamics of a small company who strikes it big but doesn't handle the transformation well. It also is interesting to read how personalities that seemed to be so compatible can end up being so poisonous to the welfare of the company.
I'd recommend the book if you're into gaming and want to read about how the industry has evolved, or if you're the owner of a small business. Lots of lessons to learn here.