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By: Wolfe, AlexandraMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: New York Simon and Schuster 2017Description: 261pISBN: 9781501147050Subject(s): COMPUTER INDUSTRY- BUSINESS HISTORY | SILICON VALLEYDDC classification: 650.09 WOL Summary: In a riveting, hilarious account, reporter and author of this book exposes a world that is not flat but bubbling—the men and women of Silicon Valley, whose hubris and ambition are changing the world. 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 start- up life and a new social order. A blistering, brilliant, and hysterical examination of this new ruling class, This book presents tomorrow’s strange new normal where the only outward signs of tech success are laptops and ideas.
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In a riveting, hilarious account, reporter and author of this book exposes a world that is not flat but bubbling—the men and women of Silicon Valley, whose hubris and ambition are changing the world. 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 start- up life and a new social order. A blistering, brilliant, and hysterical examination of this new ruling class, This book presents tomorrow’s strange new normal where the only outward signs of tech success are laptops and ideas.

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