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Secrets of Silicon Valley

What Everyone Else Can Learn From The Innovation Capital Of The World

By Deborah Perry Piscione

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 Paypal, Piscione argues that Silicon Valley’s 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.

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2013

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9780230342118


Format: Book
Author: Piscione, Deborah Perry
Title: Secrets of Silicon Valley : what everyone else can learn from the innovation capital of the world / Deborah Perry Piscione.
Publisher Date: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Subject: High technology industries -- California -- Santa Clara County. Technological innovations -- California -- Santa Clara County. Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.) -- Economic conditions.
Isbn: 9780230342118 0230342116
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Format: Book
Author: Piscione, Deborah Perry
Title: Secrets of Silicon Valley : what everyone else can learn from the innovation capital of the world / Deborah Perry Piscione.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Description: 249 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: High technology industries -- California -- Santa Clara County.
Subjects: Technological innovations -- California -- Santa Clara County.
Subjects: Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.) -- Economic conditions.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-239) and index.
Contents: Why you should care about Silicon Valley -- Why silicon valley exists -- Ecosystem and culture -- The university Stanford -- A population of highly motivated people -- The cycle of innovation -- The unique profile of the silicon valley entrepreneur -- What makes Silicon Valley business model different.
LCCN: 2012038481
ISBN: 9780230342118
ISBN: 0230342116
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Call Number: 330.97947 Pis