Every day, dozens of people walk through it. Hundreds of people stroll by. Countless thousands drive right past. And virtually all of them think nothing of it.
What could such a totally ignorable object be? Only the birthplace of Silicon Valley.
Recently, while I was getting my car repaired and walking around the neighborhood, I stumbled across this place. Totally by accident. You’d think it should feel like the center of the universe. That you ought to feel the gravitational force. Yet, along San Antonio Road in the city of Mountain View, just north of El Camino Real, you’d have to be lucky to notice the little sign or the little plaque stuck in the sidewalk…
You can read the rest of the article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/victorhwang/2012/11/26/the-shocking-state-of-shockley-labs/
What’s fascinating about presidential elections—perhaps more than any other event—is the way that intelligent people can view the same set of facts and see totally different things. Not a day has passed since Barack Obama’s re-election, and already the pundits are out in force.
Some say Obama’s diverse “rainbow coalition” marks the demographic transformation of America, where aging white men make up an increasingly smaller share of the electorate. Others say it is about wedge issues, like immigration, that appeal to key interest groups like Hispanics.
You can read the rest of the article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/victorhwang/2012/11/07/is-diversity-the-secret-key-to-americas-economic-renewal/