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Alexandra Wolfe – Valley of the Gods : A Silicon Valley Story

Valley of the Gods : a silicon valley story

Alexandra Wolfe
Alexandra Wolfe


Examining The Ambition Of Start Up and How They Change The World

ISBN 9781476778945
Author Alexandra Wolfe
Book Condition BRAND NEW
Publication Date 10/1/2017
Pages 272
Weight 0.47 kg
Dimension 21.6 × 14.7 × 2.8 cm
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This New York Times bestseller in hardcover edition is a bran-new book and still wrapped with new book plastic wrapper. The original new book is sold at usual price RM120.49 (Hardcover). Now here Only at RM30.

A Wall Street Journal columnist for “Weekend Confidential” explores the hubris and ambition of Silicon Valley innovators who are changing the world, tracing the stories of three upstarts who left promising college educations in favor of developing billion-dollar ideas.

In a riveting, hilarious account, reporter Alexandra Wolfe exposes a world that is not flat but bubbling—the men and women of Silicon Valley, whose hubris and ambition are changing the world.

Each year, young people from around the world go to Silicon Valley to hatch an idea, start a company, strike it rich, and become powerful and famous. In Valley of the Gods, Wolfe follows three of these upstarts who have “stopped out” of college and real life to live and work in Silicon Valley in the hopes of becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk.

No one has yet documented the battle for the brightest kids, kids whose goals are no less than making billions of dollars—and the fight they wage in turn to make it there. They embody an American cultural transformation: A move away from the East Coast hierarchy of Ivy Leagues and country clubs toward the startup life and a new social order.

Meet the billionaires who go to training clubs for thirty-minute “body slams” designed to fit in with the start-up schedule; attend parties where people devour peanut butter-and-jelly sushi rolls; and date and seduce in a romantic culture in which thick glasses, baggy jeans, and a t-shirt is the costume of any sex symbol (and where a jacket and tie symbolize mediocrity).

Through Wolfe’s eyes, we discover how they date and marry, how they dress and live, how they plot and dream, and how they have created a business world and an economic order that has made us all devotees of them.

A blistering, brilliant, and hysterical examination of this new ruling class, Valley of the Gods presents tomorrow’s strange new normal where the only outward signs of tech success are laptops and ideas.

This humorous and engaging book lets you effectively sit on the shoulder of a few people who have sought to follow their Silicon Valley dream, hustling, moving and shaking to make their mark and hopefully – one day – get their fortune. Disappointment, however, may be their fate.

For many, this will be a luxurious, eye-opening, voyeuristic look. It may not even appeal, despite not being short of a vision or idea. It can feel a different world; and it is. Just as many chase the Hollywood dream, a different sort chase their Silicon Valley dream and an equal number find themselves, in time, unfulfilled. Dreams must be chased, however…

It is an ideal travel companion, insightful read or light-hearted source of education, information and societal knowledge. There’s not a lot more to say. If the theme grabs your interest, the book will absolutely deliver an interesting read.

About the Author
Alexandra Wolfe is a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal and writes the weekly column “Weekend Confidential.” After graduating from Duke University, she worked as a staff reporter for the New York Observer, The Wall Street Journal, and then Condé Nast Portfolio. As a freelancer, she wrote regular columns for Bloomberg Businessweek, features for Travel + Leisure and Departures, and has written cover stories for Vanity Fair and Town & Country. The Valley of the Gods is her first book. She lives in New York City.

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