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Uploaded on Mar 31, 2010
What is the secret of Silicon Valley's spectacular success? What makes it the capital of innovation? The brilliant Morton Grosser, venture capitalist and strategic advisor to HP, Apple, GM and many Fortune 100 businesses, explains that it's more than just good universities, smart entrepreneurs and capital. There's a 4th vital ingredient. Silicon Valley grew to be the premier center of innovation thanks to its extraordinary meritocracy. "It's the intellectual environment, the ambiance, the acceptance, it isn't merely mentoring it's accepting.." says Morton. "To build a culture that is unique; in which industrial companies have the same structure, where young people have a voice, where new and creative ideas ... flourish." Join us for a conversation about Silicon Valley's roots, and how its founders created the best ecosystem for entrepreneurs like Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin to flourish. Read select quotes, transcripts and more at http://www.freshdialogues.com and join the conversation at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fresh-D...