We’ve heard countless stories of the birth of Silicon Valley and the companies that created it. Though even interviews with those that helped make it happen often lack detail. For the inside stories and most complete history, you need to check out Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom).
Valley of Genius
Many have told these stories before, but no single source has put together so many of the members that helped create the technology we know today, as in Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom) by Adam Fisher.
It’s really three books in one. The first focuses on those that created the computers, on which the others would build.
The start of Atari, Zerox PARC, and Apple, along with the challenges each faced.
To hear Steve Jobs, Wozniak, Ted Dabney, Nolan Bushnell, Alan Kay, and others own words and personal insight, is amazing. They offer detail never heard in other accounts of the birth of the computer revolution.
Book Two turns the focus to the hackers that created Wired, Pixar, Netscape, Suck, and later made hacker culture more mainstream.
The third book looks at the network effect and how it built eBay, Google, Napster, and more. The return of Steve Jobs with Apple reborn, along with the birth of Facebook and Twitter.
Using a unique style of interview, Valley of Genius pastes together stories of the creation of Silicon Valley and the companies that now rule it. It’s as if you’re sitting in a room with tech legends, listening to them converse and tell the stories from an insider perspective. Each interjecting their own insight and piece of the story to tell a complete picture. You won’t find this level of detail anywhere else.
It’s fascinating to hear more than just the success stories typically printed in the media. You get an education on the chaos, the struggles, the failures, and the infighting that happened within these young companies.
The companies that created Silicon Valley have changed the world. They’ve built the technology we use everyday and continue to create the future moving forward. Valley of Genius is an intimate look at the amazing innovators who dared to dream big and made their mark on humanity as a whole.
Grab a copy of Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom) on Amazon now and immerse yourself in the storied history of our tech world.