ISBN 9781137464606,Secrets of Silicon Valley

Secrets of Silicon Valley



Pan Macmillan India

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9781137464606

ISBN-10 1137464607


Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

Reference Work

While the global economy languishes, one place just keeps growing despite failing banks, uncertain markets and high unemployment - Silicon Valley. In the last two years, more than 100 incubators have popped up there and the number of angel investors has skyrocketed. Today, 40 percent of all venture capital investments in the United States come from Silicon Valley firms, compared to 10 percent from New York. In Secrets of Silicon Valley, entrepreneur and media commentator Deborah Perry Piscione takes us inside this vibrant ecosystem where meritocracy rules the day. She explores Silicon Valley's exceptionally risk-tolerant culture and why it thrives despite the many laws that make California one of the worst states in the union for business. Drawing on interviews with investors, entrepreneurs and community leaders, as well as a host of case studies from Google to Tesla to Paypal, Piscione argues that Silicon Valleys unique culture is the best hope for the future of American prosperity and the global business community and offers lessons from the Valley to inspire reform in other communities and industries, from Washington, DC to Wall Street.