Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000

Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000

Doug Menuez


An award-winning documentary photographer provides a beautiful visible heritage of the Silicon Valley know-how growth, within which he used to be witness to key moments within the careers of Steve Jobs and greater than seventy different major innovators as they created today’s electronic world.

An eye-opening chronicle of the Silicon Valley know-how growth, taking pictures key moments within the careers of Steve Jobs and greater than seventy different top innovators as they created today’s electronic global

In the spring of 1985, a technological revolution used to be less than manner in Silicon Valley, and documentary photographer Doug Menuez was once there looking for a story—something titanic. while, Steve Jobs used to be being compelled out of his loved Apple and beginning over with a brand new corporation, subsequent machine. His aim used to be to construct a supercomputer with the ability to rework schooling. Menuez had chanced on his tale: he proposed to picture Jobs and his impressive group as they equipped this new laptop, from belief to product release.

In an awesome act of belief, Jobs granted Menuez limitless entry to the corporate, and, for the subsequent 3 years, Menuez used to be in a position to get on movie the spirit and substance of innovation during the daily activities of the world’s best expertise guru.

From there, the undertaking multiplied to incorporate the main trailblazing businesses in Silicon Valley, all of which granted Menuez a similar whole entry that Jobs had. Menuez photographed backstage with John Warnock at Adobe, John Sculley at Apple, invoice Gates at Microsoft, John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins, invoice pleasure at solar Microsystems, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove at Intel, Marc Andreessen at Netscape, and greater than seventy different major businesses and innovators. it might be fifteen years ahead of Menuez stopped shooting, simply because the dotcom bubble burst. a rare period used to be coming to its shut.

With his singular behind-the-scenes entry to those notoriously insular businesses, Menuez was once current for moments of heartbreaking failure and unforeseen good fortune, moments that made background, and moments that exposed the typical lives of the people who made it ensue. this era of fast, radical swap may impact virtually each element of our tradition and our lives in methods either huge and small and might additionally create extra jobs and wealth than the other time in human background. And Doug Menuez was once there, a witness to a revolution.

In greater than 100 photos and accompanying remark, Fearless Genius captures the human face of innovation and exhibits what it takes to remodel strong principles into fact.

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