Museum Highlights

Leading Man: Inspired Stories From a Silicon Valley Icon

Leading Man: Inspired Stories From a Silicon Valley Icon

Storytelling can “engage the heart” and inspire people to follow your vision, according to John Hennessy, Alphabet chairman and former president of Stanford University. Hennessy joins Lumi Labs' Marissa Mayer to discuss leadership stories and advice from Hennessy's new book Leading Matters.

Who Named Silicon Valley?

Who Named Silicon Valley?

Observers from industry bloggers to the New York Times credit entrepreneur Ralph Vaerst, founder of Ion Equipment Corp. They claim he suggested the name to Electronic News reporter Don Hoefler, who then titled a column on local silicon computer-chip companies “Silicon Valley USA.” Published on January 11, 1971, the name stuck.

Task Rabbits and Thunder Lizards: A Founder and Funder Story

Task Rabbits and Thunder Lizards: A Founder and Funder Story

TaskRabbit founder Leah Busque and Floodgate venture capitalist Ann Miura-Ko join the Exponential Center's Marguerite Gong Hancock to discuss their partnership growing one of the earliest companies of the sharing economy. 

QuickTime and the Rise of Multimedia

QuickTime and the Rise of Multimedia

QuickTime, the pioneering digital video format for personal computers, was developed by Apple and released in 1991. Its technology is found in any device that plays digital video, from cell phones to 4K streaming TV. Curator Hansen Hsu explores the origins of QuickTime with three of its early software developers: Bruce Leak, Peter Hoddie, and Doug Camplejohn.

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