The Silicon Valley Edge
A Habitat for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Edited by Chong-Moon Lee, William F. Miller, Marguerite Gong Hancock, and Henry S. Rowen

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The Silicon Valley Edge

Edited by Chong-Moon Lee, William F. Miller, Marguerite Gong Hancock, and Henry S. Rowen

Contents

1. The Silicon Valley Habitat, by Chong-Moon Lee, William F. Miller, Marguerite Gong Hancock, and Henry S. Rowen, Stanford University

2. Mysteries of the Region: Knowledge Dynamics in Silicon Valley, by John Seely Brown, Director, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, and Paul Duguid, Research Specialist, University of California at Berkeley, Consultant, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center

I. SILICON VALLEY TODAY: A VIEW FROM THE INSIDE

3. A Profile of the Valley's Evolving Structure, by Doug Henton, President, Collaborative Economics

4. Life in Silicon Valley: A First-hand View of the Region's Growth, by E. Floyd Kvamme, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

5. Innovation in Business Models, by T. Michael Nevens, Director, McKinsey & Co./Palo Alto

6. Four Styles of Valley Entrepreneurship, by Chong-Moon Lee, Chairman & CEO, AmBex Venture Group

7. Changing Everything: The Internet Revolution and Silicon Valley, by Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

II. THE EVOLUTION OF SILICON VALLEY

8. Fairchild Semiconductor and Its Influence, by Christophe Lécuyer, Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, MIT

9. Serendipity or Strategy: How Technology and Markets Came to Favor Silicon Valley, by Henry S. Rowen, Director, Asia/Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

10. The Role of Stanford University: A Dean's Reflections, by James F. Gibbons, Special Counsel to the President, former Dean of Engineering, Stanford University

11. Social Networks in the Valley, by Emilio J. Castilla, Hokyu Hwang, Ellen Granovetter, and Mark Granovetter, Stanford University

12. Networks of Immigrant Entrepreneurs, by AnnaLee Saxenian, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

III. A CLUSTERED COMMUNITY

13. Venture Capitalists: The Coaches of Silicon Valley, by Thomas F. Hellmann, Assistant Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

14. The Valley of Deals: How Venture Capital Helped Shape the Region, by Dado P. Banatao, Venture Partner, and Kevin A. Fong, Managing Partner, Mayfield Fund

15. Fueling the Revolution: Commercial Bank Financing, by John C. Dean, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Bancshares

16. Advising the New Economy: The Role of Lawyers, by Craig Johnson, Chairman, Venture Law Group

17. Shepherding the Faithful: The Influence of Executive Search Firms, by Thomas J. Friel, President Global Practices, Heidrick & Struggles International

18. Guiding the Innovators: Why Accountants are Valued, by James D. Atwell, Partner, Summit Partners, former Global Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

19. Free Advice: Consulting the Silicon Valley Way, by Regis McKenna, Chairman, The McKenna Group

Afterword: Sustaining the Edge, by Chong-Moon Lee, William F. Miller, Marguerite Gong Hancock, and Henry S. Rowen, Stanford University