ARTICLES IN Exponential Center (18)

Fairchild, Fairchildren, and the Family Tree of Silicon Valley

Fairchild, Fairchildren, and the Family Tree of Silicon Valley

 David Laws   December 20, 2016
Sixty years after its founding in 1957, Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation is celebrated as “The First Trillion Dollar Startup.”1 Through an unprecedented series of technical,...   Read More
The Next Billion: A Conversation with Kiva Executive Chair Julie Hanna

The Next Billion: A Conversation with Kiva Executive Chair Julie Hanna

 Marguerite Gong Hancock   December 08, 2016
The great advances in the world have often aggravated the inequities in the world. The least needy see the most improvement, and the most...   Read More
Day of the Dead: Exploring Failure with Silicon Valley Veterans Kim Polese, Bill Reichert, and Justin Kan

Day of the Dead: Exploring Failure with Silicon Valley Veterans Kim Polese, Bill Reichert, and Justin Kan

 nextgen   November 15, 2016
By Marie Williams—Marie is a member of the Computer History Museum’s NextGen Advisory Board. Read her full bio here. Work in Silicon Valley long...   Read More
Pioneers of the Possible:  A Conversation with Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Heidi Roizen and Michelle Zatlyn

Pioneers of the Possible: A Conversation with Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Heidi Roizen and Michelle Zatlyn

 Marguerite Gong Hancock   October 11, 2016
Silicon Valley is home to pioneers of the possible. From Bill Hewlett and David Packard to Mark Zuckerberg, history, media, and pop culture frequently...   Read More
Silicon Valley: A Century of Entrepreneurial Innovation

Silicon Valley: A Century of Entrepreneurial Innovation

 David Laws   September 20, 2016
The entrepreneurial, technology-driven roots of today’s Silicon Valley sprouted long before Google’s algorithms, Apple’s two Steves, Fairchild’s chipmeisters, or the egalitarian management innovations of...   Read More
1 to 1 Billion: Eight Exponential Entrepreneurial Stories

1 to 1 Billion: Eight Exponential Entrepreneurial Stories

 Marguerite Gong Hancock   August 16, 2016
Gordon Moore and Intel. Steve Jobs and Apple. Bill Gates and Microsoft. Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. These entrepreneurs and the iconic companies they have...   Read More
Is it better to be lucky than good in Silicon Valley?

Is it better to be lucky than good in Silicon Valley?

 Marguerite Gong Hancock   July 13, 2016
Reflections on insights shared at the Exponential Center Launch, June 3, 2016 On June 3, to celebrate the launch of the Computer History Museum’s Exponential...   Read More
Launching the Exponential Center

Launching the Exponential Center

 Marguerite Gong Hancock   June 23, 2016
On June 2-3, 2016, the Computer History Museum launched its new Exponential Center, the first museum institution devoted to capturing the legacy—and advancing the...   Read More