Recently, Valleywag ran a list of illuminating books about the working of the Silicon Valley, land of ambitious, hard-driving venture capitalists, entrepreneurs , developers and an assortment of colorful side players. A summary of the book list:
On Facebook: Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich.
On Startups: Founders at Work byJessica Livingston
On Google: The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture by John Battelle
On Apple: The Second Coming of Steve Jobs, Alan Deutschman
On Web 2.0: Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good by Sarah Lacy
On Dealmaking: High Stakes, No Prisoners by Charles Ferguson
On MySpace: Stealing MySpace by Julia Angwin
On Old media-new media mergers: There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere by Kara Swisher
On Technical battlefields: How Microsoft Lost the API War by Joel Spolsky
On Social networking: A Group is It's Own Worst Enemy by Clay Shirky
On Early days of Apple: The Macintosh Way by Guy Kawasaki
On the VC Community: eBoys by Randall Stross and Silicon Boys and their Valley of Dreams by David Kaplan.
On Famous valley entrepreneur Jim Clark: The New New Thing by Michael Lewis
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