Becoming a Troublemaker with Leslie Berlin

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Do you know the real story about how Silicon Valley got started? 

In this episode, we’re sitting down with a Silicon Valley historian, Leslie Berlin. She’s the author of Troublemakers, a unique look at a seven-year window throughout the ’70s and early ’80s in the Valley that spawned five major industries; those industries include personal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logic. 

Whether it was wild chemistry experiments, challenging authority, breaking social norms, or partying at work, these ‘Troublemakers’ all pushed cultural boundaries long before they pushed the boundaries of technology creation. 

Learn their stories and more with today’s guest, Leslie Berlin.


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