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The Traitorous Eight or Silicon Valley’s Trend Setters?

Its easy to focus on the current hot shots of Silicon Valley and their success stories.  But its also important to take a moment to remember those who paved the way for innovation and inspiration.  The men above were known as the “Traitorous Eight”, because they left William Shockley’s Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in Palo Alto,…

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Book Review: The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

As an entrepreneur one of the biggest challenges is competing against large established corporations, because they possess more resources, capital, and have an established market segment.  However, one way of entering into the marketplace is by identifying non-existing value networks by creating a disruptive technology.  A disruptive technology is a new method or process of handling…

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