Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000 (2020)

Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000 Doug Menuez Fearless Genius The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley An award winning documentary photographer delivers a stunning visual history of the Silicon Valley technology boom in which he was witness to key moments in the careers of Steve Jobs and than seventy
  • Title: Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000
  • Author: Doug Menuez
  • ISBN: 9781476752730
  • Page: 208
  • Format: ebook
Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000 Doug Menuez An award winning documentary photographer delivers a stunning visual history of the Silicon Valley technology boom, in which he was witness to key moments in the careers of Steve Jobs and than seventy other leading innovators as they created today s digital world.An eye opening chronicle of the Silicon Valley technology boom, capturing key moments in the careers of StAn award winning documentary photographer delivers a stunning visual history of the Silicon Valley technology boom, in which he was witness to key moments in the careers of Steve Jobs and than seventy other leading innovators as they created today s digital world.An eye opening chronicle of the Silicon Valley technology boom, capturing key moments in the careers of Steve Jobs and than seventy other leading innovators as they created today s digital world In the spring of 1985, a technological revolution was under way in Silicon Valley, and documentary photographer Doug Menuez was there in search of a story something big At the same time, Steve Jobs was being forced out of his beloved Apple and starting over with a new company, NeXT Computer His goal was to build a supercomputer with the power to transform education Menuez had found his story he proposed to photograph Jobs and his extraordinary team as they built this new computer, from conception to product launch In an amazing act of trust, Jobs granted Menuez unlimited access to the company, and, for the next three years, Menuez was able to get on film the spirit and substance of innovation through the day to day actions of the world s top technology guru From there, the project expanded to include the most trailblazing companies in Silicon Valley, all of which granted Menuez the same complete access that Jobs had Menuez photographed behind the scenes with John Warnock at Adobe, John Sculley at Apple, Bill Gates at Microsoft, John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins, Bill Joy at Sun Microsystems, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove at Intel, Marc Andreessen at Netscape, and than seventy other leading companies and innovators It would be fifteen years before Menuez stopped taking pictures, just as the dotcom bubble burst An extraordinary era was coming to its close With his singular behind the scenes access to these notoriously insular companies, Menuez was present for moments of heartbreaking failure and unexpected success, moments that made history, and moments that revealed the everyday lives of the individuals who made it happen This period of rapid, radical change would affect almost every aspect of our culture and our lives in ways both large and small and would also create jobs and wealth than any other time in human history And Doug Menuez was there, a witness to a revolution In than a hundred photographs and accompanying commentary, Fearless Genius captures the human face of innovation and shows what it takes to transform powerful ideas into reality.
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  1. Caesar Min

    Entertaining read with great photographs All pages are glossy Actually I love this book so much that all pages are worth to frame and hang on your wall They are all about genius who never give up and they are great inspirations who changed the world I just happen to bought two copies of hard cover You will see much of energy behind Silicon Valley and every bricks of Silicon Valley foundation.

  2. David Kopec

    A talented photographer is given unprecedented access to Silicon Valley s otherwise paranoid about secrecy young companies and this book is what ensues Menuez tries to tell a cohesive story about a time and place that transcends any individual company, and he largely succeeds However, I would argue that some of the artistic choices made were not particularly valuable Out of the 250,000 photos he took, some of Menuez s choices for the book of about 250 seem bizarre Sure, empty Chinese food take o [...]

  3. Albert

    2017 Fearless Genius The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985 2000 Doug Menuez , , , Adobe, Autodesk, Sun, Microsoft, NetObjects, , Apple , NeXT , Life NeXT, , .

  4. Mona Nomura

    Pleasant stroll down a narrow Silicon Valley memory lane, depicting the spirit of what makes The Valley, The Valley Lots of once in a lifetime photos and anecdotes, super easy to pick up, put down Finished in a few hours.Warning might tip toe line of corny to some ex Why is having a mission important Because money is not enough motivation for most people to walk through fire when things get tough It s about what is worth doing with your life and what you are willing to gamble to accomplish your [...]

  5. Rene Schlegel

    This is a unique document to capture people at work It raises business people to a rock star status and delivers behavirol detail by showing quite a lot of the photos as series, e.g of gestures The only point which I would critisize that there is too much of Jobs in here Many people may think otherwise and it may also be a major selling point of the book The qusality of the photos is documentary journalistic and this style fits perfectly well The cover shot is a fantastic composition aswell Good [...]

  6. Minh

    since the beginning, the pathfinders of Silicon Valley have always found that success was gained through fearless risk taking and years of struggle Failure often preceded success Many also discovered meaning in their lives as they changed ours, through their quests to invent the impossible

  7. Vidit Bhargava

    Fearless Genius is a brilliantly told story in the form of pictures When Jobs told Menuez that it some day, Menuez would make great use of the photos he s taken, he was quite right.

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