“Leslie Berlin is a master historian of Silicon Valley, and the publication of this book is a landmark event.”
—Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google and Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Inc.
Leslie Berlin is the Executive Director of the Steve Jobs Archive. She also chairs the advisory group for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University. She has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences and served on the advisory committee to the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Leslie has been a “Prototype” columnist for The New York Times and has commented on Silicon Valley for the Wall Street Journal, NPR, PBS, the BBC, The Atlantic and Wired, among other outlets.
The fascinating life and times of Robert Noyce, the driving force behind the high-tech revolution
Hailed as the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce was a brilliant inventor, a leading entrepreneur, and a daring risk taker who piloted his own jets and skied mountains accessible only by helicopter. Now, in The Man Behind the Microchip, Leslie Berlin captures not only this colorful individual but also the vibrant interplay of technology, business, money, politics, and culture that defines Silicon Valley.
NPR’s All Things Considered
NPR’s Morning Edition
El Pais (Spanish)
Le Monde on Jay Last (French)
Le Monde on Corporate Benefits (French)
Why Silicon Valley Continues To Rule, Medium
Tech Legend Bob Taylor Invented “Almost Everything,” Wired
Time-Lapse Reality, an essay on biography for Powells.com
How the Valley Start-Up was Invented, San Jose Mercury News
Prototype – Location, Location: It Still Pays to Be Near, New York Times
Consulting & Talks
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Consulting author on 50th anniversary document
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Consultant on plan for Gordon Moore’s biography
Intel. Consultant on permanent museum exhibit on Robert Noyce
National Inventors Hall of Fame. Consultant on induction of semiconductor pioneers
Talks & Presentations
Fairchild Semiconductor Fiftieth Anniversary Panel, Stanford
Shockley Labs Fiftieth Anniversary Panel, Stanford
Business History Seminar, Harvard Business School