Hal Klopp’s Book “ALMOST” is Pulled by Publisher over Legal Challenge


The Price of Business show, which is a sister media of www.USDailyReview.com had an interview scheduled with Hal Klopp, co-author of the book, ALMOST.  The Price of Business received an email from Klopp’s  publicist:  In that correspondence it stated that “Due to the threat of legal action, FG Press has pulled publication of ALMOST by Hap Klopp,”  It went on to say they would not be sending an article we requested.  They requested that we not review the book or discuss the it in any public forum or media going forward.   We considered the request, but decided it was newsworthy and to bring it to our  audience.

The book, ALMOST, is described as  following:

“In Silicon Valley, people routinely dream of changing the world. Some do so. Many more almost  do.

“Almost. It is such a Silicon Valley  word.

This is the story and lessons learned from 12 electric months in the life of a San Francisco startup that seemed on the verge of becoming a household name and being bought by Apple. Neither happened. And we all learned some hard lessons as a  result.”

According to the North Face website, “In 1968, Kenneth “Hap” Klopp acquired The North Face and shifted focus from retailing a variety of products to designing and manufacturing the best outdoor gear under The North Face brand. The first production facility was squeezed into the back of The North Face store on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. Hap hired Jack Gilbert, a friend of his from Stanford’s business school, to run the factory and launch a wholesale  business.”

US Daily Review has reached out to FG Press for comment on the exact nature of the legal action the author and publisher are facing and have yet to receive comment at the time this article is being posted.  We will add more to this story as we get more  information.

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