GET OUT OF THE GARAGE! THE SURPRISING LESSONS OF SILICON VALLEY FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED

THE REAL LESSON FROM SILICON VALLEY STARTUPS 
One of the startling things about the success of Silicon Valley, where I’ve lived and worked for years, is that most people learn the wrong lessons from it. This holds true, whether we mean individual entrepreneurs or even cities around the world. I’ve learned this from my work with hundreds of start-ups—including many self-employed entrepreneurs—and with governments on every continent except Antarctica. It’s the reason that I decided to write The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley.
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