Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Greatest Innovations of Silicon Valley (BUS/SCI 117): reading list.

This Fall, John Kelley and I are teaching The Greatest Innovations of Silicon Valley (BUS/SCI 117) at Stanford University Continuing Studies Program. In addition to the regular class, we'll be giving a two-day version of the same course to a group of students from China. Here's our recommended reading list for both courses.

The Silicon Valley Edge, Chapter 10 ("The Role of Stanford University: A Dean's Reflections")

What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry, Chapters 2-3, 5 (“Augmentation,” Red-Diaper Baby,” and “Dealing Lightning”)

Scalable Innovation: A Guide for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and IP Professionals,
Chapters 1-3, 11-13

Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970,
Chapter 5 (“Opening Up New Markets”)

Understanding Silicon Valley, Chapter 5 (“Venture Capital in Silicon Valley: Fueling New Firm Formation”)

Meet Nvidia CEO Jen-HsunHuang, the man who plans to make the CPU obsolete” (Wired)

In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives, Part 1 (“The World According to Google”)

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