Ten Secrets from Silicon Valley (that everyone should know)

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Ten Secrets from Silicon Valley (that everyone should know)

  1. 1. TEN SECRETS FROM SILICON VALLEY …THAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW. Ellen Leanse @chep2m
  2. 2. @chep2m
  3. 3. What makes Silicon Valley happen?
  4. 4. Is there some “secret?”
  5. 5. If so, why hasn’t it been replicated?
  6. 6. SECRET ONE We’ll never be replicated.
  7. 7. SECRET TWO That’s a GOOD thing.
  8. 8. SECRET THREE We’re not the end game. The game is only starting.
  9. 9. SECRET THREE Someplace, somewhere, is going to do it BETTER.
  10. 10. SECRET FOUR
  11. 11. SECRET FOUR There are, however, some core ingredients.
  12. 12. col·lab·o·ra·tion [kuh-lab-uh-rey-shuhn] noun 1. the act or process of collaborating: to work, one with others; to cooperate, as on a literary work 2. a product resulting from collaboration: This dictionary is a collaboration of many minds.
  13. 13. it·er·a·tion [it-uh-rey-shuhn] noun 1. the act of repeating; a repetition. 2. A problem-solving or computational method in which successive approximations, each building on the preceding, are used to achieve a desired degree of accuracy. 3. A repetition of a statement or statements
  14. 14. cross-train [kraws-treyn, kros-] verb 1. to train (a worker, athlete, etc.) to be proficient at different, usually related, skills, tasks, jobs, etc. 2. (of an athlete) to train in more than one sport. 3. to learn different, usually related, tasks, skills, jobs, etc.
  15. 15. mak-er [mey-ker] noun 1. a person or thing that makes. 2. a manufacturer or fabricator (used in combination): printmaker; garmentmaker. 3. the party executing a legal instrument, especially a promissory note.
  16. 16. mak-er [mey-ker] noun 1. a person or thing that makes. 2. a manufacturer or fabricator (used in combination): printmaker; garmentmaker.
  17. 17. mak-er [mey-ker] noun 3. the party executing a legal instrument, especially a promissory note.
  18. 18. di·ver·si·ty [dih-vur-si-tee, dahy-] noun 1. the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness: diversity of opinion, background, experience. 2. variety; multiformity. 3. a point of difference.
  19. 19. ec·o·sys·tem [ek-oh-sis-tuhm, ee-koh-] noun 1. a system formed by interaction of a community of organisms with an environment. 2. any system of interconnecting and interacting parts, as in a business: Makers, coders, investors, and innovators are all part of the tech industry’s ecosystem.
  20. 20. gen·er·os·i·ty [jen-uh-ros-i-tee] noun 1. readiness or liberality in giving. 2. freedom from meanness or smallness of mind or character. 3. a generous act: We thanked her for her many generosities. 4. largeness or fullness; amplitude.
  21. 21. out·li·er [out-lahy-er] noun
  22. 22. SECRET FIVE All of this is here.
  23. 23. SECRET FIVE (and in a lot of other places)
  24. 24. SECRET SIX If you’re staring at the Valley you’ll miss the real view.
  25. 25. SECRET SEVEN An array of thriving Valleys might be better than one dominant one.
  26. 26. SECRET EIGHT A better way to “Valley” might allow several innovation tracks to flourish.
  27. 27. SECRET NINE The next Valley might be virtual.
  28. 28. SECRET TEN The next Valley might not be “Silicon.”
  29. 29. < pause >
  30. 30. ONE MORE SECRET Create your own luck.
  31. 31. THANK YOU @chep2m on Twitter

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