TROUBLEMAKERS: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the people and stories behind "the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, ASK, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In the space of only seven years and thirty-five miles, five major industriespersonal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logicwere born.. . Featured among well-known Silicon Valley innovators like Steve Jobs, Regis McKenna, Larry Ellison, and Don Valentine are Mike Markkula, the underappreciated chairman of Apple who owned one-third of the company; Bob Taylor, who kick-started the Arpanet and masterminded the personal computer; software entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig, the first woman to take a technology company public; Bob Swanson, the cofounder of Genentech; Al Alcorn, the Atari engineer behind the first wildly successful video game; Fawn Alvarez, who rose from an assembler on a factory line to the executive suite; and Niels Reimers, the Stanford administrator who changed how university innovations reach the public. Together, these troublemakers rewrote the rules and invented the future." SIGNED and dated on the title page. Illustrated with photographs, both black and while and in color. Notes, index. xvi, 494 pp. ISBN: 978-1451651508.