Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story

ISBN9781501147050
PublisherSIMON & SCHUSTER, INC
Published2017/01/17
Pages272
AuthorAlexandra Wolfe
FormatPaperback
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.4 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth0.8 in.

Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story

Alexandra Wolfe

Paperback

2017/01/17

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 The 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. Meet the billionaires who 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 live 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, The Valley of the Gods presents tomorrow's strange new normal where the only outward signs of tech success are laptops and ideas.

Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story

Alexandra Wolfe

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ISBN9781501147050
PublisherSIMON & SCHUSTER, INC
Published2017/01/17
Pages272
AuthorAlexandra Wolfe
FormatPaperback
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.4 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth0.8 in.

Synopsis

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 The 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. Meet the billionaires who 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 live 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, The Valley of the Gods presents tomorrow's strange new normal where the only outward signs of tech success are laptops and ideas.

Editorial Reviews

“[Wolfe] explores the particulars of the valley itself, where youth and high-profile failure can be badges of honor, and the concentrations of wealth and intelligence are staggering. With a detached and playful tone, fly-on-the-wall Wolfe catalogs the unique habits, dress, nutrition, and mating habits of the startup class.”

– Booklist

“Racy and fun…. Wolfe's entertaining and intensive look inside this aspirational, transformational, and transgressive lifestyle is both celebration and cautionary tale.”

– ELLE