Yeah, I was kind of hoping my one-time employer would have made the list. Calling it a rollercoaster ride puts it mildly.
Kuo's book was okay. There were some inaccuracies and author embellishments - a number of events/quotes that David claims to have witnessed happened after he left and/or his version is a little more dramatic. Regardless, VA was a fascinating environment - a company with a lot of potential driven into the ground by some very poor decisions and, in the end, management's personal greed leading to deliberate junking of the company.
Ah, those were the days...
No amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.