and Other Tales of Silicon Valley
Bestselling author Po Bronson tells the true story of the greatest legal creation of wealth in the history of the world, and the people in the Silicon Valley who are making it happen.
Entrepreneurs and tech wizards, immigrants and investors, dreamers and visionaries are heading West to seek their fortune.Their Mecca is Silicon Valley - where one person can achieve so much with just initiative, talent and a good idea.
Meet David Filo, co-founder of Yahoo and worth over $500 million, who still sleeps under his desk one night a week. Meet the 26 year-old who is already on his fifth start-up venture. Meet the man with the biggest brain in the world. Meet the nudist who works the late shift.
“My choice for the beach... The Nudist on the Late Shift is the riveting tale of California's Silicon Valley”
“A remarkable piece of reportage - the finest evocation of Silicon Valley to emerge so far”
“Bronson is a snappy writer who goes light on the street slang and technical jargon. Furthermore he is excellent at describing complex processes in simple, easy-to-grasp terms. Like all the best reportage, this is research laced with anecdote and adrenalin”
Independent on Sunday
“The world's best, smartest, funniest and most complete tour of the Temple of Prosperity.... To call it a travelogue doesn't convey the elegance of this book. Bronson is one of America's most talented rising young novelists, and brings a literary grace to his reporting”