The Tinkerings of Robert Noyce

“Any study of the history of Silicon Valley should start with a magazine article by perhaps the greatest literary journalist of our time, Tom Wolfe. In this 1983 Esquire piece, Wolfe offers a highly engaging profile of the charismatic founder of Intel and tells the story of the founding of the computer chip business. It’s a terrific tale: A group of young geniuses, many still … [ Read more ]

Unsung Hero

Fujio Masuoka says that Toshiba tried to demote him after he invented a $76 billion product. The loss was America’s gain. Will Japan make the same mistake with the next innovation?