Commodore – The Inside Story Hardback Book


The true story of a computer giant.

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Hardback fully bound book with many NO HOLDS BARRED stories (all true) about my 12+ years career at Commodore:
  • June 1983 to 1990 at CBM UK LTD as Sales & Marketing Director
  • From 1990 – January 1992 Commodore Electronics Ltd Basle Switzerland General Manager – responsible for 37 countries.
  • January 1992 – December 1992 Commodore Inc. (USA Sales company) Vice President Consumer products.
  • January 1993 – August 30th 1995 Managing Director CBM UK Ltd. ESTIMATED DELIVERY Mid September  2018 – Nov 2018 SHIPS TO Anywhere in the world
The Untold Tale of a Computer Giant with never before revealed true stories of how a huge corporation was mismanaged from Hero to Zero
368 pages with full colour and B & W photographs 
Forward by Trevor Dickinson – Co Founder of A-EON Technology Ltd.
Chapters from the Author David J. Pleasance and many significant Commodore employees, including Dave Haynie – RJ Mical – Gail Wellington  –  Beth Richard – Dr. Peter Kittel –   Wim Meulders and many more.
Contributions from  Mark Cale – System 3 – Martyn Brown – Team 17  – Jon Hare – Sensible Software – David Gardner – Electronic Arts – Mike West -Silica Distribution – Petri Lehmuskoski – Toptronics (Finland)
Dave Haynie:
“The book is great, I have been recommending it as a must have for any Commodore or Amiga fan! Quote me ?
Rob Crane

“A refreshingly and brilliantly written insight into the world of Commodore as told by Mr Commodore himself David Pleasance, whom shares hilarious stories of what it was really like to work for the biggest selling computer company in the world.                                                                                                                       If you only read one Commodore book, this will not disappoint you”  Rob Crane

Stephen Jones                                                                                             

Having been a huge Amiga fan and developer back in the late 80’s and 90’s, the collapse of Commodore was felt very deeply. David’s book “Commodore: The Inside Story” helped to put the whole saga into context and explain how such a tragedy can happen and affect so many people. David’s writing style is easy to read and whilst I am not not a big book reader, I finished it in three sittings. Whilst the first half explains the highs, lows and mistakes across Commodore and the potential buyout that could have saved the Amiga, the second half has some fascinating stories of the other people involved inside and outside of Commodore. I cannot rate it high enough.” Steve Jones

Max Mingozzi

Hi David,
Just a quick email to let you know that I couldn’t put your book down!
I started reading on Saturday, late evening, and continued reading until 4am when I finished it and decided it was time to go to bed!
It was definitely worth the wait.
I also very much enjoyed the sections from all the various Amiga people too. A fascinating insight.
Many thanks for all the effort you put it to create an such an excellent book.
All the best
Max Mingozzi