A History of Silicon Valley: The Greatest Creation of Wealth in the History of the Planet, 2nd Edition

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This book is the first history of Silicon Valley from 1900 to 2013. It is a comprehensive study of the greatest creation of wealth in the history of the planet. It gives a chronological narrative covering a century of innovation and entrepreneurship, from the establishment of Stanford University to the age of Google and Facebook. A group of case studies describes innovations and narratives about radio, the US defense industry, HP, microchips, Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, venture capital, Xerox PARC, software, Apple Computer, and the internet. Silicon Valley did not happen in a vacuum: this book also explores the surrounding social and cultural environment of the Bay Area.

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Arun Rao is a Californian investor. He has previously contributed articles to the Economist magazine on business issues and the financial markets. Arun has worked at three investment firms, two of which are in Silicon Valley. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. -- Piero Scaruffi has lived and worked in Silicon Valley since 1983, designing internet and artificial intelligence applications, originally at Olivetti's research labs. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a lecturer at UC Berkeley. In the 1990s he pioneered Internet journalism on his website Scaruffi.com. In 2006 the New York Times ran an interview with him titled "The Greatest Website of All Time". He is the author of 17 books on subjects ranging from music to cognitive science.

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