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The Silicon Valley
The Silicon Valley
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The Silicon Valley
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The Silicon Valley
The Silicon Valley
The Silicon Valley
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The Silicon Valley
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The Silicon Valley
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The Silicon Valley
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The Silicon Valley

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Presentation given at the Institution Sainte Marie in Antony, France.

Presentation given at the Institution Sainte Marie in Antony, France.

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  • 1. HUGO CLARKE-WING T H E S I L I C O N VA L L E Y
  • 2. Roots of the Silicon Valley
  • 3. UC Berkeley Stanford University Google HQ Apple HQ
  • 4. • 1890: Stanford sees its mission as service to the West • Early 1900s: The Navy funds research at Stanford • 1940-50: Frederick Terman encourages faculty and graduates to start their own companies S TA N F O R D U N I V E R S I T Y
  • 5. Roots of the Silicon Valley ®
  • 6. Roots of the Silicon Valley ®
  • 7. Roots of the Silicon Valley ®
  • 8. Roots of the Silicon Valley ® 25,000+ Number of leading technology companies in the Silicon Valley
  • 9. The “Silicon Valley Bubble”
  • 10. “Perhaps the strongest thread that runs through the Valley's past and present is the drive to "play" with novel technology, which, when bolstered by an advanced engineering degree and channeled by astute management, has done much to create the industrial powerhouse we see in the Valley today.” –Timothy J. Sturgeon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 11. Venture Capitals “Million Dollar Idea”
  • 12. Venture Capitals “Million Dollar Idea” $$$
  • 13. A place ahead of the rest
  • 14. A place ahead of the rest $144,800 Average yearly salary in the Silicon Valley
  • 15. Life at Google
  • 16. New Googler
  • 17. Noogler
  • 18. Video
  • 19. • Free food, from 18 different restaurants onsite • Free onsite haircuts • Free onsite laundry and dry-cleaning • Free onsite healthcare • Free onsite massage on their birthday • Free access to an onsite fitness center with free personal coaches • Free access to onsite swimming pools • Nap pods available onsite • Fire poles and slides instead of stairs!
  • 20. • Free food, from 18 different restaurants onsite • Free onsite haircuts • Free onsite laundry and dry-cleaning • Free onsite healthcare • Free onsite massage on their birthday • Free access to an onsite fitness center with free personal coaches • Free access to onsite swimming pools • Nap pods available onsite • Fire poles and slides instead of stairs!
  • 21. • No requirement to be in the office • No minimum work hours • Naps are encouraged
  • 22. • No requirement to be in the office • No minimum work hours • Naps are encouraged 48 hours Average time spent working by Google employees per week
  • 23. Landing a job at Google 1,000,000 4,000 Average number of resumes received in 2014 Open positions at Google by Google per year
  • 24. Interview Questions
  • 25. Interview Questions How many quarters would you need to reach the height of the Empire State building? 1 ft = 12 in 0.069 in 1454 ft 1454 ft = 17448 in 17448/0.069 = 252870 quarters
  • 26. Interview Questions A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
  • 27. Interview Questions A Russian gangster kidnaps you. He puts two bullets in consecutive order in an empty six-round revolver, spins it, points it at your head and shoots. Click. You're still alive. He then asks you, do you want me to spin it again and fire or pull the trigger again. For each option, what is the probability that you'll be shot?
  • 28. Interview Questions What comes next? 2 4 8 11 15 66 two 3 four eight eleven fifteen sixty-six 4 5 6 7 8 69 sixty-nine 9
  • 29. HUGO CLARKE-WING T H E S I L I C O N VA L L E Y

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