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    • The Launch Pad

    • Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups
    • By: Randall Stross
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twice a year in the heart of Silicon Valley, a small investment firm called Y Combinator selects an elite group of young entrepreneurs from around the world for three months of intense work and instruction. Their brand-new two- or three-person start-ups are given a seemingly impossible challenge: to turn a raw idea into a viable business, fast.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Soothing

    • By Andrew on 12-30-15
    • Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups
    • By: Randall Stross
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 10-02-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 783 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World

    • By: Randall E. Stross
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the height of his fame Thomas Alva Edison was hailed as “the Napoleon of invention” and blazed in the public imagination as a virtual demigod. Newspapers proclaimed his genius in glowing personal profiles and quipped that “the doctor has been called” because the great man “has not invented anything since breakfast.” But Edison's greatest invention may have been his own celebrity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Provocative

    • By Jean on 09-15-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • eBoys

    • The First Inside Account of Venture Capitalists at Work
    • By: Randall E. Stross
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 293
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    The first inside account of life within a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, eBoys is the fascinating true story of the six tall men who backed eBay, Webvan, and other billion-dollar start-ups that are transforming the Internet and setting a new pace for the economy - an audible.com audio exclusive!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining but misinformed

    • By Sean on 12-01-03
    • The First Inside Account of Venture Capitalists at Work
    • By: Randall E. Stross
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 10-23-00
    • 4 out of 5 stars 293 ratings

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Don't Blame Silicon Valley for Theranos

    • By: Randall Stross
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Don't Blame Silicon Valley for Theranos" is from the April 27, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Randall Stross and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Planet Google

    • One Company's Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know
    • By: Randall Stross
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 152
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    With unprecedented access to Google's top management, Randy Stross reveals for the first time the audacious scope of Google's new plan, including such potentially disruptive initiatives as free downloadable software, which could put providers like Microsoft out of business, and GoogleEarth and GoogleMaps satellite technology, which is rapidly mapping the entire surface of the Earth in high-powered detail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breezy History of Google

    • By Abdur Abdul-Malik on 07-16-09

    Regular price: $17.47