Cloning The Best Of The Valley
The secret to Silicon Valley's success isn't in the silicon. It's not the speedy chips or the whizzy computer games or the intricate data-mining software that can sift complex databases to let us know that beer and diapers are the two items most often purchased together after 6 p.m. It's not even the omnipresent Web addresses that assault us on TV, in magazine ads, and on billboards. Rather, it's a way of doing business. Says venture capitalist L. John Doerr, of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers: "It's a network, as opposed to a hierarchy."
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