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The Founders’ List: The Secret History of Silicon Valley by Steve Blank

The NFX Team · @NFX · Apr 2021

The Founders' List: The Secret History of Silicon Valley by Steve Blank

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This is The Founders’ List – audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community.

Given in as a presentation to Google employees in 2007, Steve Blank uncovers the lesser-known stories and facts about the origins of what we know as Silicon Valley today.

Steve is a serial entrepreneur, author, and professor and is known to have developed the customer development method that launched the lean startup movement.

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