The Rainforest: The Secret Recipe of Innovation Ecosystems

Many authors have explored the rise and dominance of Silicon Valley over the U.S. tech landscape. Silicon Valley's mix of talented entrepreneurs and coders, abundant venture capital and critical mass of technology businesses have not only made the region into the world's premier innovation center, but also have kept it at the top for decades. The explanations for its elite status are diverse: from roots as an early twentieth century center for radio research, its entrepreneurial culture, its ability to attract the most talented technology workers from around the globe and the tendency of venture capitalists to invest in businesses they can closely monitor. Read it here.