Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley by Doug Menuez

By Doug Menuez

An eye-opening chronicle of the Silicon Valley expertise increase, taking pictures key moments within the careers of Steve Jobs and greater than seventy different top innovators as they created today's electronic international

In the spring of 1985, a technological revolution was once less than means in Silicon Valley, and documentary photographer Doug Menuez used to be there looking for a story-something huge. whilst, Steve Jobs used to be being pressured out of his loved Apple and beginning over with a brand new corporation, subsequent desktop. His aim used to be to construct a supercomputer with the ability to remodel schooling. Menuez had chanced on his tale: he proposed to picture Jobs and his awesome group as they outfitted this new machine, from belief to product release.

In an grand act of belief, Jobs granted Menuez limitless entry to the corporate, and, for the following 3 years, Menuez was once in a position to get on movie the spirit and substance of innovation in the course of the day by day activities of the world's most sensible know-how guru.

From there, the undertaking elevated to incorporate the main trailblazing businesses in Silicon Valley, all of which granted Menuez an analogous whole entry that Jobs had. Menuez photographed backstage with John Warnock at Adobe, John Sculley at Apple, invoice Gates at Microsoft, John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins, invoice pleasure at sunlight Microsystems, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove at Intel, Marc Andreessen at Netscape, and greater than seventy different top businesses and innovators. it might be fifteen years earlier than Menuez stopped shooting, simply because the dotcom bubble burst. a unprecedented period used to be coming to its shut.

With his singular behind-the-scenes entry to those notoriously insular businesses, Menuez was once current for moments of heartbreaking failure and unforeseen luck, moments that made historical past, and moments that exposed the typical lives of the people who made it ensue. this era of fast, radical switch might have an effect on nearly each point of our tradition and our lives in methods either huge and small and could additionally create extra jobs and wealth than the other time in human heritage. And Doug Menuez used to be there, a witness to a revolution.

In greater than 100 photos and accompanying observation, Fearless Genius captures the human face of innovation and indicates what it takes to rework strong principles into truth.

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