“The Mobile Wave” Book Party

Kimberly Klein with MicroStrategy executive vice president and COO Douglas Thede, at Rick Rickertsen’s book party for MicroStrategy founder Michael Saylor. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Leslie Gordon and Rick Rickertsen in the living room of Rickertsen’s Georgetown home. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Michael Saylor, deep in thought, before being introduced to his guests to talk about his book, The Mobile Wave. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

MicroStrategy founder and author Michael Saylor tutors his friends on the future of technology during a party to celebrate his first book, The Mobile Wave. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Rickertsen’s guests, including ABC7’s Taylor Ancell and Rebecca Cooper; Jennifer Nyz-Conner of the Washington Business Journal, and Vincent M. Gabriele of MicroStrategy, are amused when Saylor says hardware will become mostly obsolete unless “you own a diamond mine or an oil well.” Photograph by James R. Brantley.

In the sweltering heat, many of the male guests at the Saylor book party wore sports shirts. Here is Jeff Bedell, Jarrod Patten, and Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy’s executive vice president, COO, and vice chairman of the board. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Washingtonian publisher Cathy Merrill Williams looks through Michael Saylor’s book as she listens to Margot Machol. Williams and Saylor have an interesting history; he introduced her to her husband, Paul Williams. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

While some guests wondered the identifies of these three young women, we can tell you they are Dee Sanae, Nunu Deng, and Julia Bellafiore. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Seeking some shade on a hot day, guests at Rick Rickertsen’s elegant book party for MicroStrategy founder Michael Saylor. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

On the right is Laurent Menoud, a powerful Washingtonian rarely seen anywhere but at his post as general manager of Cafe Milano. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Michael Saylor signs a copy of The Mobile Wave. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Michael Saylor with Michael Kimsey and his father, AOL founder emeritus Jim Kimsey. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Guests were welcomed to take home copies of Saylor’s book, The Mobile Wave. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

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