Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom) by Adam Fisher | Conversation Starters
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Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom) is Adam Fisher’s debut non-fiction book. This book is a colorful and candid rendering of the history of Silicon Valley. He tells the story of how giant companies like Atari and Apple started. He also reveals the Facebook and Google’s clashes in the present day. Fisher writes the comprehensive oral history of the significant start-ups and disruptions that they encounter on their way to success. Silicon Valley characteristically does not fight change but rather it embraces change. Its adaptability to change enabled it to power the majority of the American economy and innovations globally.
New York Times bestselling author of Nurtureshock Po Bronson says that Valley of Genius “will remind us of the true nature of the innovation process.” The Long Tail and Makers: The New Industrial Revolution author Chris Anderson admires the beauty of oral history and says that Valley of Genius is “gripping.” How to Make a Spaceship author Julian Guthrie praises Adam Fisher’s writing skills and describes it as “original in its construction, prodigious, funny, raw and polished.”
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