Palo Alto is known as the birthplace of Silicon Valley. Lesser known are its diverse eateries and unique cafe culture. These are the go-to meeting, working, and feeding places for locals, Stanford students, as well as VCs and tech professionals, thanks to the city’s unique position as a college town and the Startup Town, USA. Join me and learn locals-only insights.Learn history and facts of Palo Alto. Experience unique Silicon Valley culture. Visit historic places. Identify iconic VC firms and startups. A fun and stimulating morning.
The Startup Hats is a street-smart, practical, and entertaining guide to starting your company. It provides entrepreneurs with both the skills and attitude necessary to grow their ventures. In this audiobook David lays out a concise overview of each role every entrepreneur must master - from banker to salesman to manager.Unlike most professions that require that you master only one role, successful entrepreneurship dictates that you embrace multiple roles on a daily basis. The ability to mentally switch between these roles is the secret to ensuring your startup will survive and thrive. Depending on your strengths and personality, you will gravitate towards some roles more than others but ignore any one of them at your peril. This is a must-listen for aspiring, new and even seasoned entrepreneurs.David Gardner is a serial entrepreneur, writer, adviser, and early-stage fund manager with over 30 years of experience in creating and building software technology companies.After failing at retirement twice, David became the triangle's most active angel investor spending his time as a volunteer coach and mentor to startup founders and managing a free accelerator he sponsors with the Town of Cary. To combat the lack of early stage capital in NC, David created and runs Cofounders Capital, a $12M seed fund, the success of which led to a second $31M fund. As an entrepreneur, David was the founder or co-founder of seven companies including PeopleClick (purchased for $100 million) and Report2Web, which sold for $12M in less than 11 months from inception. He has demonstrated a record for consistency across multiple industries with six successful exits in a row... and one he refuses to talk about. What drives David today is his passion for helping smart, coach-able, first-time entrepreneurs build their businesses, watching them succeed and witnessing their life-changing transformations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Clarke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/189107/bk_acx0_189107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's the year 2000 and the Silicon Valley city of Sunnyview is abuzz with the possibilities of vast fortunes to be made in the Dot Com boom. But to retired cop Benjamin Stone, who has come to Sunnyview to find his estranged daughter, Jessica, the promise of Sunnyview rings hollow. Benjamin grew up in Sunnyview in the 1950s, when it was a sleepy farming town, and he finds its modern day counterpart strange and weirdly insubstantial. After Jessica turns up dead in a creek bed, apparently murdered, Benjamin follows clues that suggest a conspiracy involving a startup company and a Silicon Valley pioneer with a disturbing past. As the mystery unravels, Benjamin must confront the reality of terrible crimes that occurred in the idealized town of his youth, which helped to make Silicon Valley what it is today. But as Benjamin attempts to unravel the conspiracy, all the clues begin to point toward a horrifying possibility: Sunnyview isn't what it seems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer D. Ledford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109719/bk_acx0_109719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lessons in business success from the newest Dragon in town. You no longer have to enter the Dragon' Den to get expert startup advice. In Secrets of a Serial Entrepreneur , Shaf Rasul distils his vast experience and knowledge into a practical business startup guide that takes you smoothly and successfully from idea to exit. Are you in? With tips and advice from Shaf, as well as examples and anecdotes from inside and outside the den, you'll discover exactly what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. From starting up to buying and selling, from business plans to number crunching, Secrets of a Serial Entrepreneur shows you how to do it right first time. You'll find out: If you've got what it takes to e an entrepreneur How to set up and manage a business with confidence How to make a business profitable – fast Ten key things to know about finance How to be quick on your feet and beat the rest How to hire and manage the right people When and how to exit – and how to spot your next opportunity. Who’s the Man?Frequently featured in The Sunday Times Rich List , Shaf Rasul made his fortune in IT, property and asset management. In 2008 he was 19th in a Management Today survey of the UK's top 100 entrepreneurs and is one of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 40. He co–presents the BBC's Dragons' Den spin off, Dragon's Den Online , an internet and mainstream TV phenomenon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Monteath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011708/bk_adbl_011708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The only reason Lauren entered the Hashtag Hunt was for the $10,000 grand prize. She needed seed money for her startup, and it sounded easy enough: 12 hours to text 12 photos to someone called the Wizard. For hashtag number five, Lauren needs a #HottieInTheWild, and with the help of her best friend, Ivy, she finds the perfect subject.The only reason Brenner entered Barkley’s Pub was to have beers with Scott, an Army brother back in town. The reunion is interrupted when a woman is caught crouched in a dark corner, taking pictures of Brenner. Lauren explains, and though embarrassed, she accepts Scott and Brenner’s offer to help with hashtag number six.While hunting for hashtags, Lauren finds adventure and romance with her #Hottie, but she must stay focused to beat the clock and win the cash. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Emmes, Tim Paige. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154366/bk_acx0_154366_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Las Vegas, Nevada. For some, a neon drenched playground. For Harmony Black, a graveyard of bad memories. But when your job is protecting humanity from the horrors of the occult underworld, you go where the mission sends you. The annual TechTopia conference draws Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, big thinkers, startup investors - and the Basilisk, a former German military intelligence officer turned freelance assassin. He’s in town to make a killing, and his target could be any of a thousand potential victims. To protect their source of information, direct action is off the table: Harmony and her team have to identify the target and stage a rescue without the Basilisk - or his mistress, the sadistic demoness Nadine - ever learning that they were involved.Stranger things are brewing under the neon and glitz. The elite of the criminal underworld are flocking to the city like flies to a rotting corpse, rumors of a secret auction are swirling, and the assassin’s target has ties to Talon Worldwide - a corporation with a foothold on two parallel Earths. Soon enough, Harmony discovers there’s far more at stake than a single life. The consequences of this mission aren’t just global; they’re interdimensional. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susannah Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/196189/bk_acx0_196189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As enlightening as The Facebook Effect, Elon Musk, and Chaos Monkeys - the compelling, behind-the-scenes story of the creation of one of the most essential applications ever devised, and the rag-tag team that built it and changed how we navigate the world. Never Lost Again chronicles the evolution of mapping technology - the "overnight success 20 years in the making." Bill Kilday takes us behind the scenes of the tech’s development, and introduces to the team that gave us not only Google Maps but Google Earth, and most recently, Pokémon Go. He takes us back to the beginning to Keyhole - a cash-strapped startup mapping company started by a small-town Texas boy named John Hanke, that nearly folded when the tech bubble burst. While a contract with the CIA kept them afloat, the company’s big break came with the first invasion of Iraq; CNN used their technology to cover the war and made it famous. Then Google came on the scene, buying the company and relaunching the software as Google Maps and Google Earth. Eventually, Hanke’s original company was spun back out of Google, and is now responsible for Pokémon Go and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Kilday, the marketing director for Keyhole and Google Maps, was there from the earliest days, and offers a personal look behind the scenes at the tech and the minds developing it. But this book isn’t only a look back at the past; it is also a glimpse of what’s to come. Kilday reveals how emerging map-based technologies, including virtual reality and driverless cars, are going to upend our lives once again. Never Lost Again shows us how our worldview changed dramatically as a result of vision, imagination, and implementation. It’s a crazy story. And it all started with a really good map. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007505/bk_harp_007505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lum and Abner aspire to open a moving picture theater in Pine Ridge. In order to make their dream a reality, they'll need to find an appropriate building in town, a piano (and someone to play it), plus a projector (and someone to operate it).Will the boys manage to pull this project together? Will they find the money for the startup costs? And will Squire Skimp find a way to horn in on their new business? Come on down to the Jot 'Em Down Store and find out!Chester Lauck and Norris Goff star in 36 consecutive episodes from the fall of 1943.Episodes Include: Classified Ads 09-30-43; Abner Rents Lum's House 10-04-43; Possessions Given Away 10-05-43; How to Get Widder Out 10-06-43; Haunting Houses - Ghosts 10-07-43; Discuss a Movie Theater 10-11-43; Lum Wants to Mortgage Store 10-12-43; How to Get Movie Projector 10-13-43; Learn to Operate Projector 10-14-43; Grandpap to Play Piano 10-18-43; Free Passes to Everyone 10-19-43; Abner Will Go to Mena 10-20-43; Packing Suitcase for Trip 10-21-43; Motion Picture Salesman 10-21-43; Lum Buys 'The Vulture's Revenge' 10-26-43; Film Company President 10-27-43; Mary's Problems in School 10-28-43; Abner Returns from Mena 11-01-43; Vote Name for Movie Theater 11-02-43; Squire to Be Third Partner 11-03-43; Opening Competing Theater 11-04-43; Lum and Abner Lose Help 11-08-43; Squire Tricks Grandpap 11-09-43; Cedric Delivers Handbills 11-10-43; Free Preview Tuesday 11-11-43; Rumors About Theater 11-15-43; Ladies Uplift League 11-16-43; Spying on Squire's Show 11-17-43; Squire's Theater Is Illegal 11-18-43; Squire Arrested 11-22-43; Warrant on Squire 11-23-43; Squire Rants and Raves 11-24-43; Justice of the Peace Court 11-25-43; Squire Injured in Fall 11-29-43; Writing Apologetic Note 11-30-43; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 12-01-43. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/radi/001838/bk_radi_001838_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After 602 days dry, Captain Benny Griessel of the South African police services can't take any more tragedy. So when Benny is called in to investigate a multiple homicide, it pushes him close to breaking point - a former friend and detective colleague has shot his wife and two daughters, then killed himself. Benny wants out - out of his job, his home and his relationship with his singer girlfriend, Alexa. He moves into a hotel and starts drinking. Again.But Benny's unique talent is urgently required to help investigate another crime - the high profile murder of Ernst Richter, MD of a new tech startup, Alibi, whose body is discovered buried in the sand dunes north of Cape Town. Alibi is a service that creates false appointments, documents and phone calls to enable people to cheat on their partners. It has made Richter one of the most notorious people in South Africa. Can Benny pull together the strands of his life in time to catch the killer?