By Lawrence J. McQuillan | Monday October 16, 2017 at 11:48 AM PST | Comments Off on A Brief History of Silicon Valley
Tech Insider created a four-minute video on the history of Silicon Valley. It’s fun to watch and informative, especially for younger people who weren’t alive when “the Valley” went from groves and orchards to Apples and Googles. The video doesn’t address one key question: How long will Silicon Valley survive? I discuss this in...
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Tags: Apple, google, network effects, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs, Tech Insider
By Lawrence J. McQuillan | Thursday January 29, 2015 at 5:31 PM PST | Comments Off on Death Valley? Peter Thiel and Steve Jobs on What Could Kill Silicon Valley
On January 27, legendary entrepreneur Peter Thiel told a packed house at an Independent Institute luncheon, at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, that to blaze new trails ask: “What important truth do very few people agree with me on?” One of mine is that California will not be the epicenter of the tech...
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