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Understanding the Success of Silicon Valley

Gain a better understanding of why Silicon Valley produces so many world-class high-tech companies with John Roos.

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This free online Understanding the Success of Silicon Valley course features John Roos of Wilson and Sonsini who will discuss what Silicon Valley stands for and why it attracts so many leading entrepreneurs in technology, life sciences, and high-potential start-up companies. You will learn the core values upon which the success of Silicon Valley is based and which companies located there are still valued so highly today, and so much more.
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This course begins by discussing why Silicon Valley produces so many world-class high-tech companies. Silicon Valley is an area located near San Francisco in California that is the headquarters for many world-leading high-tech companies such as Apple, Google, Adobe Systems, eBay, and Cisco to name just a few. You will look into the key skills in finance, business, IT and law found in Silicon Valley that can turn a company from a start-up into a billion-dollar company within a matter of years.

John Roos begins this course by discussing why Silicon Valley produces so many world-class high-tech companies. He will talk about his company's simple mission statement and the importance of keeping to it. He will teach you that you have to stick to what you're good at, go with your core strengths, and have a game plan. You will also study the three-circle strategy and the strengths of Silicon Valley including its ecosystem.

You will then look into how Silicon Valley adapted to the changing times. John Roos will also teach you the importance of taking risks and that you shouldn't be afraid to take a step back in your career if you think it will help you move forward in the long run. You will also learn that you need to surround yourself with good people and let everyone reach for the stars. Lastly, John will stress on the importance of integrity in your business journey.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understanding how a company succeeds in Silicon Valley; - Examine the various resources an entrepreneur would consider from the birth of their idea; - Key values which make a huge company so successful; - Review the phases of technology and the massive boom of I.T. in the 1990’s.


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