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Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World
April 12, 2013
Make sure to listen to the CSPAN interview with Deborah Perry Piscione!
About the Author – Deborah Perry Piscione is an East Coaster who moved to Silicon Valley and built up three companies in six years; BettyConfidential, a leader in the content and e-commerce space, Alley to the Valley, an organization that networks the most influential women for deal-making, and Chump Genius, an educational gaming company for kids.
A former congressional and White House staffer, she has appeared on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, PBS, and NPR programs, as well as in print publications including The New YorkTimes. Deborah is a bestselling author and speaker who consults with governments and corporations around the world on the unique business culture of Silicon Valley.
About the Book – While the global economy languishes, one place just keeps growing despite failing banks, uncertain markets, and high unemployment: Silicon Valley. In the last two years, more than 100 incubators have popped up there, and the number of angel investors has skyrocketed. Today, 40 percent of all venture capital investments in the United States come from Silicon Valley firms, compared to 10 percent from New York.
In Secrets of Silicon Valley, entrepreneur and media commentator Deborah Perry Piscione takes us inside this vibrant ecosystem where meritocracy rules the day. She explores Silicon Valley's exceptionally risk-tolerant culture, and why it thrives despite the many laws that make California one of the worst states in the union for business. Drawing on interviews with investors, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, as well as a host of case studies from Google to Paypal, Piscione argues that Silicon Valley’s unique culture is the best hope for the future of American prosperity and the global business community and offers lessons from the Valley to inspire reform in other communities and industries, from Washington, DC to Wall Street.