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”)
"The Science of Biotechnology" (http://biotechnology.amgen.
“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”)
"Rewritable memory encoded into DNA" (Nature).