Summary of Secrets of Silicon Valley
Copyright © Deborah Perry Piscione, 2013. Reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan
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Deborah Perry Piscione comprehensively portrays all aspects of America’s innovation hotbed, Silicon Valley, including its unique ethos and ecosystem. A Stanford University business school case study documented her experiences to demonstrate how a Silicon Valley outsider can secure new opportunities in this California capital of forward thinking. Despite a few glitches in editing and some mistaken literary references, Piscione hits her stride after the opening autobiographical section. Her intelligent, readable overview of Silicon Valley competently reflects her six years of research, and includes a useful guide to meeting places and local resources. getAbstract recommends her lively, knowledgeable account of the home of high-tech to entrepreneurs, inventors, managers, futurists, and urban planners or municipal officials considering establishing business incubation areas in their jurisdictions.
About the Author
Former congressional and White House staffer Deborah Perry Piscione was 2009 Silicon Valley Woman Business Owner of the Year. She founded Alley to the Valley, a women’s business network; the content site BettyConfidential; and Chump Genius, an educational gaming company.