Tom Perkins est une des icônes de la Silicon Valley. Je n’ai pas encore lu son autobiographie mais Andre Mercanzini, un collègue de lEPFL, m’a mentionné un intéressant podcats de VentureVoice. Voici donc le point de vue de Perkins sur ce qui rend la Silicon Valley unique:
The difference is in psychology: everybody in Silicon Valley knows somebody that is doing very well in high-tech small companies, start-ups; so they say to themselves “I am smarter than Joe. If he could make millions, I can make a billion”. So they do and they think they will succeed and by thinking they can succeed, they have a good shot at succeeding. That psychology does not exist so much elsewhere.