Almost Perfect
How a Bunch of Regular Guys Built WordPerfect Corporation
by W E Pete Peterson

Almost Perfect
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15


Almost Perfect, How a Bunch of Regular Guys Built WordPerfect Corporation, was originally published by Prima Publishing in 1994. It is the story of the rise and fall of WordPerfect Corporation from my point of view. The book sold almost 10,000 copies and is now out of print. The copy published here is almost identical to my original manuscript.  In this version I have corrected two factual errors, fixed a hand full of typos, and eliminated the last-minute Prima edits.  The epilogue includes the Afterword from the Prima edition and a few thoughts on what happened to WordPerfect Corporation after I left. 

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If you have a question or comment, you can reach me at wepeterson at gmail dot com.

I hope you enjoy the book. Thanks for stopping by.


1993, 2001, 2008 by W. E. Peterson