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Discover Silicon Valley’s Troublemakers: Leslie Berlin & Inc.’s Jeff Bercovici | SF

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Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Scribd HQ | 333 Bush St Fl 24, San Francisco, CA 94104


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Exploring Silicon Valley in the 1970s and 80s was “like watching the Big Bang,” historian Leslie Berlin said in a recent interview with Recode.

Join us as Inc.’s San Francisco Bureau Chief, Jeff Bercovici, sits down with Berlin to discuss her acclaimed new book, TROUBLEMAKERS: Silicon Valley’s Coming of Age (https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/363714685/Troublemakers-Silicon-Valley-s-Coming-of-Age). “Engrossing,” hailed The San Francisco Chronicle. “TROUBLEMAKERS offers a corrective to the regnant great man theory of technological progress of which the virtuosic Mr. Jobs is exhibit A. In narrating these innovations, Berlin shows the village that brought them forth.”

We’ll learn how seven exceptional men and women transformed Silicon Valley from an obscure playground for gearhead engineers to the bustling hub that launched five major high-tech industries—personal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logic—all in just seven years.

Attendance is free; hors-d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Limited to the first 100 RSVPs.


5:00 – 5:30 PM: Doors open — networking with drinks and hors-d’oeuvres
5:30 – 6:15 PM: #ScribdChat with Leslie Berlin and Jeff Bercovici
6:15 – 6:30 PM: Networking and departure


Leslie Berlin is Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University. She has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences and served on the advisory committee to the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Leslie was a “Prototype” columnist for The New York Times and has commented on Silicon Valley for the Wall Street Journal, NPR, PBS, The Atlantic and Wired.


Jeff Bercovici is the San Francisco bureau chief of Inc. Previously, he held senior editorial positions at Forbes, AOL, and Radar.

Event Details

Cost: FREE
Categories: Literature
Venue: Scribd HQ
Address: 333 Bush St Fl 24, San Francisco, CA 94104
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