Silicon Valley Program

Articles of Interest to a Silicon Valley Audience

Big Data

July, 2013 "Big Data: Taking a Quantum Leap” by Michael Chui and Katy Borner of Credit Suisse.

Workplace

March 27, 2014 “Silicon Valley Disrupts Discrimination: Now it’s for Middle-Aged White Guys, Too,” by Ann Friedman, NYMag.com
March 23, 2014 “The Brutal Ageism of Tech: Years of experience, plenty of talent, completely obsolete,” by Noam Schreiber, The New Republic.
March 13, 2014 “Bill Gates: People Don’t Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots,” by Julie Bort, Business Insider.
February 5, 2014 “Study Reveals Silicon Valley is Way Behind in Gender Equity,” by Lydia Dallett, Inc. Magazine.
January 2014 "2013 Silicon Valley Career Guide” by Andy Rachleff with Elizabeth MacBride, Wealthfront.
October 10, 2013 “The Secrets of Bezos: How Amazon Became the Everything Store,” by Brad Stone in Bloomberg Businessweek Technology.
July 18, 2013 “42 Rules to Lead by from the Man Who Defined Google’s Product Strategy,” published by First Round Capital from a speech by Jonathan Rosenberg ’83 P’14 P’17 at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College on April 2, 2010. See this talk.
June 29, 2013 “The Woman Behand the Netflix Culture Doc,” from First Round Capital’s Management and Company Building Blog featuring a classic slide deck on corporate culture at Netflix.
June 19, 2013 In Head-Hunting, Big Data May Not be Such a Big Deal,” by Adam Bryant in the New York Times from an interview with Google’s Laszlo Bock.

Higher Education and Innovation/Tech

January 17, 2013 "Google’s Larry Page on Why Moon Shots Matter” by Steven Levy in Wired
April 30, 2012 New Yorker article by Ken Auletta, "Get Rich U."

Internet (Overall Market)

October 2013 “LinkedIn’s Series B Pitch to Greylock: Pitch Advice for Entrepreneurs,” posted by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman’s blog.
August 29, 2013 “Proof the Valley has Lost Its Cool to San Francisco,” Bloomberg Businessweek Videos.
May 29, 2013 Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers’ Mary Meeker presents her “Internet Trends 2013”
May 2013 McKinsey & Company, “Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy.”
April 2, 2013 Business Insider, “20 Tech Companies That Pay Interns Boatloads Of Money”
May 30, 2012 Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers' Mary Meeker presents her "Internet Trends for 2012"
October 18, 2011 Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers' Mary Meeker presents her "Internet Trends"
July 16, 2011 Platform Adoption Rates
March 24, 2011 Wedbush Private Shares Group's Lou Kerner presents, "This Week in Social Media: The Second Internet"
Regularly Updated LUMA Partners' "LUMAscapes" sector landscapes organizing confusing sector ecosystems

Mobile

February 26, 2012 Gigaom, "Snapshot: The many moving parts of enterprise mobility"
February 2012 Pxldot's "Android Measuring Stick"
October, 2011 Forrester Research report on mobile commerce, "Telco 2.0"

Social

April 23, 2012 WSJ'sScott Austin culls Facebook's IPO filing in "Facebook Passes the 900 Million Monthly Users Barrier"
January 15, 2012 Lou Kerner's "The Social Internet," Wall Street's View on Social Media
Q3, 2011 Nielsen's "State of the Media: The Social Media Report"
May 2011 TechCrunch's "The Geosocial Universe"

Video

Q4, 2011 Ooyala's "Video Index Report" online video index

Advertising


2010 LUMA Partners' "Display Advertising Technology Landscape"

Entrepreneurship

January 2014 Venture information from Khosla Ventures
May 12, 2012 Sunil Rajaraman, Guest Author at TechCrunch, writes "How to Raise a $1M Seed Round."
April 24, 2011 Christopher Steiner at Forbes writes "Biz Dev is a Clever Name for Dirty Work"

Education


February 2013 "Getting the Most out of Google"
April 30, 2012 Ken Auletta writes "Get Rich U.: There are no walls between Stanford and Silicon Valley. Should there be?" in The New Yorker.

Gaming

June 12, 2012 Daisuke Wakabayashi and Spencer E. Ante write in the WSJ, "Mobile Game Fight Goes Global".

Reading List

April 20, 2012 Dean Takahashi writes "The top 25 technology books of all time"

Blogs & Sources

99Designs
All Things D
Bootstrap
Business Insider
Code Academy
Gizmodo
Gomockingbird
The Hacker News
Mashable
New York Times Technology Page
Odesk
Pandodaily
Rapportive
San Francisco Chronicle Technology Page
San Jose Mercury News
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Silicon Valley Watcher
Tech Crunch
Tech Flash
Unbounce
Wall Street Journal Technology Page
Wired

* With special thanks to Jonathan, who provided the bulk of these links. Please alert the webmaster with any suggestions and improvements.