Ed Driscoll

A Silicon Valley Operator's Manual

Via Steve Green, Rich Karlgaard explains what makes Silicon Valley politics tick.

For one primer as to how it got that way, check out this Tom Wolfe essay on Robert Noyce, the founder of Intel, who’s mentioned at the beginning of Karlgaard’s piece. And this mid-’90s classic by Virginia Postrel on how the weather shapes the Silicon Valley mindset–one that’s very different, from, say, Boston–is also well worth reading.

Oh, and what the heck, using Postrel’s Future and its Enemies model, here’s my piece from Tech Central Station on the difference between Silicon Valley Dynamists and Hollywood Stasists.