Silicon Valley is a leader in technology and start-up innovation, and inspires entrepreneurs across the world – here are some of its teachings.
"Silicon Valley isn't a place; it’s a mindset," says Alec Wright, chief technology officer at GSVlabs, a start-up accelerator based in Redwood, California.
California's technology giants have spread across the state, most notably to downtown San Francisco, home to Salesforce, Dropbox and LinkedIn. But the ideas of Silicon Valley have spread much further. Here are four of the best.