Silicon Valley


High-Tech Wizardry and Entrepreneurial Witchcraft: What Makes Silicon Valley The World Capital of Innovation? (read my blog post)

SVTweetUp:  Social Selling or Selling Social?


What would you do with 48 Hours in Silicon Valley? by Dan Ovsey via Financial Post

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

It looks like Google has been working on an oversize secret project on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. A water-based data center? Could well be.

US Top Technology Regions [infographic ]| Jan. 2012 – Aug. 2012 by by Seth Fiegerman

The Venture Capital Paradox Explained: Interview With Silicon Valley Legend Vinod Khosla by James Grundvig via HuffingtonPost

Job Creation and Hiring in Silicon Valley, From the Perspective of a Serial Entrepreneur by Gurbaksh Chahal via HuffingtonPost

Why Silicon Valley Tech Wunderkinds Will Only Ever Have 1 Good Business Idea During Their Entire Lives by Eric Jackson via Forbes, includes 30 Under 30 Photo Gallery courtesy of eBay.

Silicon Valley: The valley of God? – via @globeandmail

Silicon Valley Wary of Reality Series – via

Palo Alto Deals With Vehicle Dwellers via The Wall Street Journal

Women Heroes in Tech: The Best Kept Secrets of Silicon Valley by Marilyn Nagel via HuffingtonPost

Women to Watch: Meet the Women Changing Silicon Valley – by Willow Bay via HuffingtonPost

Red pin marks the City of Palo Alto

NPRThe Birth Of Silicon Valley: A Timeline

  • This graphical presentation covers the period from the formation of Hewlett Packard in 1938 to the 1971 first appearance of the nickname Silicon Valley in print.  Includes a picture of the garage where William Hewlett and David Packard founded Hewlett-Packard Co. in 1939.



Sign commemorating the site of Shockley Laboratories, Instagram photo ( taken by me in 2011.

NPR:  3 Part Series on Silicon Valley by Laura Sydell


A History of Silicon Valley: The Greatest Creation of Wealth in the History of the Planet by Piero Scaruffi and Arun Rao


A Guided History of Silicon Valley:  iTunes AppSilicon Valley Roots & Shoots

  • iTunes App, an insider’s guide to the companies, people, and products that created this vibrant center of high-tech innovation.  More info  Tracking down the roots (the pioneers) and shoots (the spin-out companies) of the digital revolution is made easy with this unique guide to over 150 locations and resources in the southern San Francisco Bay Area cities, campuses and industrial parks.  Each location has many photos, concise descriptions, maps, and links to additional information.

Age of the Inspired Riff: Learning from the Golden Gate on its 75th  via The Wall Street Journal

How To Craft a Winning Startup Pitch [INFOGRAPHIC] – by Erica Swallow via Forbes

TechWomen Canada held in Silicon Valley, California, May 21 to May 25, 2012.

Female-led start-ups are on the upswing in Silicon Valley via USAToday

Fixing Silicon Valley’s Bias Problem by Vivek Wadhwa

It is possible for Silicon Valley to become the meritocracy it claims to be. The first step is to admit that we’re not quite there–yet. Read more

Women and Venture Capital by Vivek Wadhwa

Silicon Valley appears to be the world’s greatest meritocracy. Unless you’re a female entrepreneur trying to raise venture funding. Read more


Lina Arseneault is Millennial at heart. Follow her on Twitter.

Cafélina uses Royalty free images.

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