Silicon Valley
Books about the history of computing and the computer industry , also relevant to the evolution of economic and business principles and practices in the digital age
1 Steve Jobs
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2 Hackers: Heroes of the Comp...
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3 Ghost in the Wires: My Adve...
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4 The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking ...
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5 iWoz
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6 In the Plex: How Google Thi...
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7 The Google Story: Inside th...
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8 iCon: Steve Jobs, the Great...
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9 Where Wizards Stay Up Late:...
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10 Just for Fun: The Story of ...
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11 Masters of Doom: How Two Gu...
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12 What Would Google Do?
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13 What the Dormouse Said: How...
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14 The Future of Ideas: The Fa...
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15 Accidental Empires
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16 The Facebook Effect: The In...
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17 The Second Coming of Steve ...
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18 Founders at Work: Stories o...
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19 The Master Switch: The Rise...
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20 The Boiler Plot
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21 In the Beginning...Was the ...
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22 Kingpin: How One Hacker Too...
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23 The Hacker Crackdown: Law a...
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24 Hackers & Painters: Big Ide...
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25 Cyberwar: The Next Threat t...
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26 The Wealth of Networks: How...
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27 The Net Delusion: The Dark ...
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28 The Age of Spiritual Machin...
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29 Once You're Lucky, Twice Yo...
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30 The New New Thing: A Silico...
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31 Google Speaks: Secrets of t...
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32 Worm: The First Digital Wor...
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33 The Cathedral & the Bazaar:...
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34 Apple Confidential 2.0: The...
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35 Googled: The End of the Wor...
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36 The Soul of a New Machine
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37 The Making of Second Life: ...
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38 The Future of the Internet ...
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39 Wired for War: The Robotics...
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40 On the Edge: The Spectacula...
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41 Inside Intel: Andy Grove an...
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42 The Pixar Touch: The Making...
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43 Dealers of Lightning: Xerox...
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44 Fatal System Error: The Hun...
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45 Convergence Culture: Where ...
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46 Options: The Secret Life of...
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47 Losing My Virginity: How I'...
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48 Direct From Dell: Strategie...
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49 The Search: How Google and ...
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50 Social State: Thoughts, Sta...
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51 Geek Silicon Valley
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52 The Internet of Elsewhere: ...
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52 The Medium is the Massage
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54 Beautiful Security: Leading...
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55 Fire in the Valley: Making ...
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55 Inside Steve's Brain
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57 I'm Feeling Lucky: The Conf...
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57 iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult...
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59 Groundswell: Winning in a W...
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60 Revolution in The Valley: T...
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61 Hard Drive: Bill Gates and ...
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62 The Wit and Wisdom of Steve...
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63 Flight Capital: The Alarmin...
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64 Nightwork: A History of Hac...
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65 The Fifth Wave: A Strategic...
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66 The Codebreakers: The Compr...
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67 Ahead of the Curve: Two Yea...
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68 Who Controls the Internet?:...
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69 The Perfect Store: Inside eBay
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70 The Accidental Billionaires...
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71 Getting Real: The Smarter, ...
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72 The difference engine : Cha...
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73 The Big Switch: Rewiring th...
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74 Planet Google: One Company'...
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75 Stealing MySpace: The Battl...
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76 The Road Ahead
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77 Good Faith Collaboration: T...
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78 Insanely Great: The Life an...
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79 Betty Doll
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80 The Silicon Valley Way: Dis...
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81 Are You Smart Enough to Wor...
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82 Born Digital: Understanding...
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83 Hooking Up
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84 The Garden of the World
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85 Pinkslipped
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85 Startup
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87 The Calendar (Gravitz, #2)
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88 The HP Way: How Bill Hewlet...
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89 The P.I.G MANTRAS
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90 Business @ the Speed of Tho...
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91 Masters of Deception: The G...
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92 Social Media Boot Camp: Wik...
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93 Access Denied: The Practice...
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94 Overconnected: The Promise ...
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95 The Blossom Festival: (A No...
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95 Kill Alex Cross (Alex Cross...
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97 On Dublin Street (On Dublin...
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98 Hot Shot
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99 Silicon Snake Oil: Second T...
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100 Show Stopper!: The Breaknec...
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message 1: by Abhishek (new)

Abhishek Great list.


message 2: by Garen (new)

Garen awesome


message 3: by Senthil (new)

Senthil Kumaran It features William Shakespeare towards the end. Mistake?


message 4: by John (new)

John Jaquette Shakespeare doesn't belong here


message 5: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Removed all Shakespeare, The Hunger Games, and Lord of the Rings. Anything else need removing?


message 6: by Fortyrunner (new)

Fortyrunner Good list until its spammed by James Patterson books!


message 7: by Sriram (new)

Sriram Srinivasan Why James Patterson books are here? Can you please remove them also?


message 8: by Bayan (new)

Bayan Almulla very good list i wish I can read them all


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