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Valley Speak: Deciphering the Jargon of Silicon Valley by Rochelle Kopp and Steven Ganz is an insider’s guide to the famous Silicon Valley of California. Valley Speak is written by authors who themselves have experience working here, and they have provided a how-to guide in the form of this book. Valley Speak is divided into several broad sections such as the types of people who thrive here, innovation, product development, funding and venture capital, technology trends, marketing, and of course the quintessential Silicon Valley culture and lifestyle. Each of these sections is further divided into short chapters that cover many topics as well as little-known aspects of living and working here, such as the high-tech jobs and immigrant culture, the startup struggle, constant innovation and software development, and much more.
I found Valley Speak: Deciphering the Jargon of Silicon Valley by Rochelle Kopp and Steven Ganz to be a fun and exciting read. Although I didn’t think there would be a lot of new terminology or things I hadn’t heard of, I was surprised that there were. A lot of the language or “lingo” was new and I felt like I was learning a whole new vocabulary. What makes this book interesting is that not only does it contain knowledge and the in-and-outs of Silicon Valley, but it is presented in a fairly light and humorous way which makes it fun! There is also a detailed index at the end of the book for quick reference. All in all, this is an engaging book with some hidden insights into the workings of Silicon Valley.