Secrets of Silicon Valley
Pearls of Wisdom from Exceptional PEOPLE
The purpose of this book with the working title Secrets of Silicon Valley - Pearls of Wisdom from Exceptional People is to provide insights and advice to people who think they would like to participate in the Fifth Era as Entrepreneurs and Investors (Angel, Crowdfunding, Venture) but who do not have the experience to know what to seek out and what to avoid.
The format of the book is a collection of 50 or more short chapters each of which is created by an exceptional Silicon Valley person - entrepreneur, investor, technology executive, service provider, or government/NGO leader. Each chapter includes:
- A hand drawn headshot of the exception person
- Their name and title
- The role(s) they play in the ecosystem
- A brief personal purpose for why the person is participating in the ecosystem
- A short story drawn from their experience
- A moral to that story - the pearl of wisdom
The book can be thought of as a modern day Silicon Valley version of Aesops Fables.
The 50 people are each exceptional, have been chosen from our close friends and acquaintances, and are each an active participant in the Silicon Valley early stage technology ecosystem.
The book will be compiled in the summer of 2017 with a planned publication date of the end of the third quarter 2017.
You have been given access to this page because you have agreed verbally to be one of the 50 or more Exceptional People that make up this book. We thank you very much for agreeing to participate, and we will take great pains to make sure that this becomes a legacy that you can be justly proud of.
If you wish to now participate in this project, please complete all fields in the following form and submit them to the Author.
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