HUGO CLARKE-WING

T H E S I L I C O N VA L L E Y
Roots of the Silicon Valley
UC Berkeley

Stanford University

Google HQ

Apple HQ
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1890: Stanford sees its mission as service to the West

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Early 1900s: The Navy funds research at Stanford

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1940-50...
Roots of the Silicon Valley

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Roots of the Silicon Valley
®
Roots of the Silicon Valley
®
Roots of the Silicon Valley
®

25,000+

Number of leading technology companies in the Silicon Valley
The “Silicon Valley Bubble”
“Perhaps the strongest thread that runs
through the Valley's past and present is
the drive to "play" with novel technology...
Venture Capitals

“Million Dollar Idea”
Venture Capitals
“Million Dollar Idea”

$$$
A place ahead of the rest
A place ahead of the rest

$144,800
Average yearly salary in the Silicon Valley
Life at Google
New Googler
Noogler
Video
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Free food, from 18 different restaurants onsite

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Free onsite haircuts

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Free onsite laundry and dry-cleaning

•

F...
•

Free food, from 18 different restaurants onsite

•

Free onsite haircuts

•

Free onsite laundry and dry-cleaning

•

F...
•

No requirement to be in the office

•

No minimum work hours

•

Naps are encouraged
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No requirement to be in the office

•

No minimum work hours

•

Naps are encouraged

48 hours
Average time spent workin...
Landing a job at Google

1,000,000
4,000
Average number of resumes received in 2014
Open positions at Google by Google per...
Interview Questions
Interview Questions
How many quarters would you need
to reach the height of the Empire
State building?
1 ft = 12 in
0.069 ...
Interview Questions
A penguin walks through that door
right now wearing a sombrero. What
does he say and why is he here?
Interview Questions
A Russian gangster kidnaps you. He puts two bullets
in consecutive order in an empty six-round revolve...
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-nin...
HUGO CLARKE-WING

T H E S I L I C O N VA L L E Y
The Silicon Valley
The Silicon Valley
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The Silicon Valley

  1. 1. HUGO CLARKE-WING T H E S I L I C O N VA L L E Y
  2. 2. Roots of the Silicon Valley
  3. 3. UC Berkeley Stanford University Google HQ Apple HQ
  4. 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. 5. Roots of the Silicon Valley ®
  6. 6. Roots of the Silicon Valley ®
  7. 7. Roots of the Silicon Valley ®
  8. 8. Roots of the Silicon Valley ® 25,000+ Number of leading technology companies in the Silicon Valley
  9. 9. The “Silicon Valley Bubble”
  10. 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. 11. Venture Capitals “Million Dollar Idea”
  12. 12. Venture Capitals “Million Dollar Idea” $$$
  13. 13. A place ahead of the rest
  14. 14. A place ahead of the rest $144,800 Average yearly salary in the Silicon Valley
  15. 15. Life at Google
  16. 16. New Googler
  17. 17. Noogler
  18. 18. Video
  19. 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. 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. 21. • No requirement to be in the office • No minimum work hours • Naps are encouraged
  22. 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. 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. 24. Interview Questions
  25. 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. 26. Interview Questions A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
  27. 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. 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. 29. HUGO CLARKE-WING T H E S I L I C O N VA L L E Y

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