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Silicon valley a valley of brilliance and dreams

  1. 1. TM ACREVS Silicon Valley Strong TM(Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service) Foreign Credentials EvaluationSilicon Valley: A Valley of Brilliance & Dreams Shanker Munshani 1798 Clear Lake Ave. Milpitas, CA 95035 www.acrevs.com P: 1 408 719 0015
  2. 2. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service Agenda Silicon Valley – San Francisco – Bay Area Before it was Silicon Valley The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Where did it Start What makes it Tick … Key Contributors Key Operatives Who/What – Eco System The Myth – Revolutionary Examples of Innovation Higher Ed & Technology www.acrevs.com
  3. 3. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service SF- Silicon Valley – Bay AreaRegion was created by seismic movements of risingDiablo and Santa Cruz mountains www.acrevs.com
  4. 4. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service Before it was Silicon Valley, It was… Valley of Heart’s Delight - Orchards and Dairy Farms World’s Largest producer of Apples, Prunes & Apricots (Orchard Supply Hardware – OSH) Farming Machine Corporation (FMC)  Canning of produce to building Tanks for the US army Microwave Valley Indian Motorcycle company Ford Motor Company (over 14M Mustangs and trucks) Moffett Field – Hanger- Blimp www.acrevs.com
  5. 5. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service Valley of Other (Technology) Industries Large Consulting/Contracting companies: e.g. Bechtel Bio Tech: e.g. Genentech, Chiron Automobile: e.g. Ford, NUMMI (Toyota – GM), Tesla Solar industry Marine Biology: Monterey Robotics Animation Movies: Pixar Research: Lawrence Livermore Lab, Berkeley Labs Lick Observatory Telescope Rocket Booster Technology Stanford Research Institute (SRI) Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) www.acrevs.com
  6. 6. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service Silicon was it …. There was lots of Technology:all these provided the impetus, but it was Silicon that set the trajectory of the Valley … www.acrevs.com
  7. 7. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service The Good, The Bad, The UglyThe Ugly, First Industrial Espionage Foreign governments espionage Law suits  Business  Patent/IPThe Bad• Raiding for talent• Reverse Engineering• “Value-proposition”: people – their skills and ideas• “No life” – Its Geek talk only• “Loose lips – sink Chips” www.acrevs.com
  8. 8. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service The Good – and there is plenty of it Of all the industries – perhaps the most ethical lot “Value-proposition”: people – their skills and ideas “Everyone” has a shot at success – hard work, innovation,.. Labor relations coordial Rank and file - Share in company’s success – stock option grants, stock participation etc. “Open Door” policy, Access to management (MBWA) Casual environment Support structure – free food, recreation, …. www.acrevs.com
  9. 9. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service Where did it Start? Shokley – The invention of the transistor The treacherous 8 – started the explosion Fairchild Instruments & Camera – Fairchild Semiconductor There was parallel activity at Bell Labs in New Jersey, Southern California, Texas Instruments in Texas, Motorolla, etc. – Silicon Valley wasn’t a given The 128 belt in MA was also springing up; IBM on the East coast (IBM had major operation in the valley inventing the Hard Disk Drive in San Jose) The Fairchild alum and their alum and then their alum created the Silicon Valley avalanche in 1950s – a handful of companies  1961 – over 150 companies and then there were thousands www.acrevs.com
  10. 10. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service What make it Tick……. Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom (Indiana U, professor) was a pioneer of the notion that complex human systems do not behave as economic “rational actor” models predict. By examining “common-pool resources” where parties are utilizing finite assets – say, an irrigation system in Nepal – she discovered that people, given the right conditions, actually collaborate and share limited resources in positive-sum games, rather than fight against each other in zero-sum or negative-sum gamesIn the Valley we approach it as Co-pete (Cooperate & Compete) Grow the Pie – the concept being a smaller share of a large pie is always greater than a larger share of a smaller pie Ostrom inadvertently discovered the recipe that underlies Silicon Valley, although she probably never realized it in her lifetime. This correlation was identified by Victor Hwang of Forbes; www.acrevs.com
  11. 11. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service Key Contributors Venture Capital Standards – so consumers win Quality Management System (e.g. ISO 9001) Always evolving Grow the Pie – Think BIG Build it and they will come (sometimes they don’t – and that is why there are carcasses) - Lion King’s: Circle of Technology(a al life?) No Unions Antitrust fear – keeps players in line Napkin business plans written Best and brightest – Immigrants contribution Walk across the street for a job www.acrevs.com
  12. 12. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service Key Operatives The Vertical model collapse and the transformation to a Horizontal model provided tremendous opportunities Moore’s law – The number of transistors on a piece of silicon will double every 18 months Disruptive technologies Silicon Valley Mantra: Faster, Cheaper & Better SIG Special interest Group/Plug Fest – e.g., Wi-Fi, USB www.acrevs.com
  13. 13. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service Who/What is the Eco System Unique Schools – source of talent, research/innovation Support industries (test equip, mfg) Closer to customers for feed-back, face to face Mentors /Networking/Sharing ideas “The next start up” thinking Copete Brain-storming; “Your friends get it” www.acrevs.com
  14. 14. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service Silicon Valley’s BrillianceBrilliance also needs a little bit of luck and the right timing www.acrevs.com
  15. 15. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service The Myth - Revolutionary Technology is about an evolutionary process First mover advantage – really? distinction between leading edge and bleeding edge Each generation builds on the prior generation – the lock-step movement helps it move forward www.acrevs.com
  16. 16. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service Examples of Innovation.. Apple, Sun, HP, Cisco, Tivo, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Netscape, Tandem Intel, AMD, nVidia, Micronics, Seagate Paypal, eBay,Adobe Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday, Salesforce, Healtheon, Applied Materials, Lam, Solectron, Synopsys, Cadence, Mentor, Teledyne Paypal, Netflix Khan Academy www.acrevs.com
  17. 17. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service Higher Ed & TechnologyBattle for MOOC (Massively Open Online Courses)• MITx  edX: MIT, Harvard, UC-Berkeley• Udacity: Stanford professors• Coursera: Stanford professors offer courses from Princeton, Stanford, Michigan, Penn; joined by U of Virgina, Duke, CalTech, John Hopkins, Rice, U of EdinburgPlatformsUdemy: Tools to design online course; e.g. designed by professors at Dartmouth, Vassar, Colgate, Duke www.acrevs.com
  18. 18. Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service Thank you for your time Contact Information Shanker Munshani 1798 Clear Lake Ave. Milpitas, CA 95035-7014 info@acrevs.com www.acrevs.com P: 1 408 719 0015Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service A Silicon Valley Company Foreign Credentials Evaluation www.acrevs.com

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