Stories of Silicon Valley

63-books-01 Did you know Google has 19 restaurants on their campus? And that Steve Jobs hired his favourite sushi chef to come to Cafe Macs, Apple’s Cupertino headquarters and employee campus restaurant?

Those are just some of the anecdotes in Steve Jobs’ biography and Lean In. These titles give a glimpse into the world of Silicon Valley and their corporate powerhouses – from the video game studio of Electronic Arts to trademark brands like Apple, Facebook and Google, from the serious to the fun and unique. – Here’s my reading list …

Company Book Author
Apple Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson

Amazon The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon Brad Stone
Cisco Systems Inside Cisco: The Real Story of Sustained M&A Growth Ed Paulson
eBay The Perfect Store: Inside eBay Adam Cohen
Electronic Arts (EA) JPod: A Novel Douglas Coupland
Facebook The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
David Kirkpatrick

Ben Mezrich
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Sheryl Sandberg
Google I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 Douglas Edwards
Hewlett & Packard (HP) The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company David Packard
IBM The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson, Sr. and the Making of IBM Kevin Maney
Intel Inside Intel: Andy Grove and the Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Chip Company Tim Jackson
Microsoft Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire James Wallace & Jim Erickson
Netflix Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America’s Eyeballs Gina Keating
Oracle Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle Matthew Symonds & Larry Ellison
PayPal The PayPal Wars: Battles with eBay, the Media, the Mafia, and the Rest of Planet Earth Eric M. Jackson
Pixar The Pixar Touch David A. Price
Sun Microsystems High Noon: The Inside Story of Scott McNealy and the Rise of Sun Microsystems

Sunburst: The Ascent of Sun Microsystems
Karen Southwick

Mark Hall & John Barry
Twitter Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal Nick Bilton
Wikipedia The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World’s Greatest Encyclopedia Andrew Lih

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