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Silicon Valley Fever Hardcover – April 19, 1984
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Silicon Valley Fever is also out of print and there is no review for that one on Amazon! It is also a book I enjoyed reading. As a funny coincidence, the authors began their book with their history of Apple whereas my first chapter was the history of Google. Each decade has its role models. There is a section about Women and Entrepreneurship that Pemo Theodore would certainly appreciate: "The Silicon Valley has been called "one of the last great bastions of male dominance" by the local Peninsula Times Tribune. [...] They are under-represented in management and administration. Few women have technical or engineering backgrounds. [...] Why there are few women in positioning of responsability in Silicon Valley is complex and puzzling. Until recently, the overwhelming majority of engineering garduates were men. [...] Scientific and engineering professionals in the finance community and in start-ups are likely to be men: these power-brokers rely exclusively on tehir personal networks. [...] Twenty of the largest publicly held Silicon Valley firms listed a total of 209 persons as corporate officers in 1980; only 4 were women. The board of directors of these 20 firms include 150 directors. Only one was a woman: Shirley Hufstedler, serving on the board of Hewlett-Packard." But the authors are optimistic: they explain that any woman with a technical background or an interest in high-tech has opportunities: "A Martian with three heads could find a job in Silicon Valley. So for women with a technical background, it's terrific. [...] An exception to masculine dominance is Sandy Kurtzig. "I wanted to start in a garage like HP, but I didn't have one. So I started in a second bedroom of my apartment." At first, Kurtzig did sales, bookkeeping and management of her start-up. As long as she had only five or six employees, they worked out of her apartment. It went into rapid growth and had annual sales in 1982."