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The Resource Valley of the Gods : a Silicon Valley story, Alexandra Wolfe

Valley of the Gods : a Silicon Valley story, Alexandra Wolfe

Label
Valley of the Gods : a Silicon Valley story
Title
Valley of the Gods
Title remainder
a Silicon Valley story
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Wolfe
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Each year, young people from around the world go to Silicon Valley to hatch an idea, start a company, strike it rich, and become powerful and famous. In The Valley of the Gods, Wolfe follows three of these upstarts who have “stopped out” of college and real life to live and work in Silicon Valley in the hopes of becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk. No one has yet documented the battle for the brightest kids, kids whose goals are no less than making billions of dollars—and the fight they wage in turn to make it there. They embody an American cultural transformation: A move away from the East Coast hierarchy of Ivy Leagues and country clubs toward the startup life and a new social order. Meet the billionaires who go to training clubs for thirty-minute “body slams” designed to fit in with the start-up schedule; attend parties where people devour peanut butter-and-jelly sushi rolls; and date and seduce in a romantic culture in which thick glasses, baggy jeans, and a t-shirt is the costume of any sex symbol (and where a jacket and tie symbolize mediocrity). Through Wolfe’s eyes, we discover how they date and marry, how they dress and live, how they plot and dream, and how they have created a business world and an economic order that has made us all devotees of them
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolfe, Alexandra
Dewey number
338
Index
no index present
LC call number
HF
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer industry
  • High technology industries
  • Geeks (Computer enthusiasts)
  • Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)
Label
Valley of the Gods : a Silicon Valley story, Alexandra Wolfe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Asperger's Chic -- The Gluten-Free Open Marriage -- Hippy-Dippy Coding Communes -- The Never-Ending School -- The All-Meat Lunch -- Alpha Girls and Beta Boys -- The Immortals -- Five Minutes of Fame -- The New New Money -- When Do You Beg Forgiveness and When Do You Ask for Permission? -- Is This Really Right? -- We Will Be God
Control code
sky284989643
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Extent
x, 261 pages
Isbn
9781476778945
Lccn
bl2016057745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ak 01/17
Label
Valley of the Gods : a Silicon Valley story, Alexandra Wolfe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Asperger's Chic -- The Gluten-Free Open Marriage -- Hippy-Dippy Coding Communes -- The Never-Ending School -- The All-Meat Lunch -- Alpha Girls and Beta Boys -- The Immortals -- Five Minutes of Fame -- The New New Money -- When Do You Beg Forgiveness and When Do You Ask for Permission? -- Is This Really Right? -- We Will Be God
Control code
sky284989643
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Extent
x, 261 pages
Isbn
9781476778945
Lccn
bl2016057745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ak 01/17

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