Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World

  • 10h 2m 36s
  • Deborah Perry Piscione
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2013

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 in the high-tech capital, 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.

In this Audiobook

  • 1 Why You Should Care about Silicon Valley
  • 2 Why Silicon Valley Exists
  • 3 The University: Stanford
  • 4 A Population of Highly Motivated People
  • 5 The Cycle of Innovation
  • 6 The Unique Profile of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
  • 7 What Makes Silicon Valley Business Models Different
  • 8 The Investors of Sand Hill Road
  • 9 The Services
  • 10 The Meeting Places
  • 11 The Lifestyle
  • 12 The Bench: The Competitive Advantage of Being Raised in Silicon Valley