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People Interviewed for the Book

Abby Josephs
Program Manager, Stanford
Hospital and Clinics

Alan Kay
President, Viewpoints
Research Institute

Anand Chandrasekher
Senior Vice President,
Intel Corporation

Andy Grove
Former CEO, Intel Corporation

Arno Penzias
Venture Partner, NEA; Formerly
Vice President and Chief Scientist,
Bell Labs

Audrey MacLean
Entrepreneur and Mentor Capitalist

Bob Iger
CEO, The Walt Disney Company

Bob Metcalfe
General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners

Brian Gill
Senior Social Scientist,
Mathematica Policy Research

Bill Carrico

Bill Coughran
Senior Vice president,
Engineering, Google

Carol Bartz
Executive Chairman, Autodesk

Carol Dahl
Director, Global Health Discovery;
Chief of Staff, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Charles Vest
President, National Academy of Engineering; President Emeritus of MIT

Curtis R. Carlson
CEO, SRI International

Daniel Goroff
Professor, Mathematics and Economics, Harvey Mudd College

Danny Hillis
Cochairman, Applied Minds

David Clark
Senior Research Scientist, MIT

David Culler
Professor of Computer Science,
UC Berkeley

David Kelley
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

David Kessler
Former Commissioner of the U.S. FDA

David Liddle
Partner, U.S. Venture Partners

David Tennenhouse
Partner, New Venture Partners

Deborah Estrin
Professor, Computer Science, UCLA; Director, Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS)

Dick O'Neill
Director, The Highlands Forum

E. Floyd Kvamme
Partner Emeritus, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Ed Catmull
President, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios

Ellen Levy
Managing Director, Silicon Valley Connect

Elon Musk
CEO, SpaceX

Eric Benhamou
CEO, Benhamou Global Ventures

Eric Haseltine
Managing Partner, Haseltine Partners

Eric Schmidt
Chairman and CEO, Google

Forest Baskett
General Partner,
New Enterprise Associates

Frank Quattrone
Investment Banker

Fredrick W. (Fred) Smith
Chairman and CEO, FedEx Corporation

Esther Sternberg
Chief, Section on Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior, National Institute of Mental Health

Gary Guthart
President and COO, Intuitive Surgical

George Scalise
President, Semiconductor
Industry Association

Heidi Roizen
CEO, SkinnySongs

Henry Tirri
Vice President and Head of
NRC Systems Research, Nokia

Hossein Eslambolchi
Chairman, Divvio

Jeff Hawkins
Cofounder, Numenta

Jeremiah Ostriker
Professor of Astrophysics,
Princeton University

Jim Plummer
Dean, School of Engineering,
Stanford University

June Osborn
Professor Emerita of Epidemiology, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan

Joe Huber
Vice President, Sales, Arch Rock

Joe Kennedy
CEO, Omneon

Joel Birnbaum
Retired Senior Vice President for R&D, Hewlett-Packard

Joel Klein
Chancellor, New York City
Department of Education

John Chambers
Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems

John Cronin
Managing Director and Chairman, ipCapital Group

John Doerr
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

John Hennessy
President, Stanford University

John Markoff
Senior Writer, New York Times

John Seely Brown
Former Chief Scientist, Xerox

John Shoch
General Partner, Alloy Ventures

Jon Rubinstein
Executive Chairman, Palm

Kal Patel
Executive Vice President,
Emerging Business, Best Buy

Kevin Compton
Venture Capitalist, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Krisztina Holly
Vice Provost for Innovation and
Executive Director, USC Stevens
Institute for Innovation at the
University of Southern California

Larry Lasky
Venture Partner, U.S. Venture Partners

Laura Ipsen
Senior Vice President, Global Policy & Government Affairs, Cisco Systems

Len Shustek
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Computer History Museum

Lezlee Westine
CEO, TechNet

Lonnie Smith
Chairman and CEO, Intuitive Surgical

Nathan Estruth
General Manager, FutureWorks,
Procter & Gamble

Norman (Norm) Augustine
Retired Chairman and CEO,
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Malay Thaker
Director of Customer Solutions,
Arch Rock

Marc Andreessen
Chairman and Cofounder, Ning

Mark Chandler
Senior Vice President and
General Counsel, Cisco Systems

Mark Josephs
Emergency Department
Physician Director, Exeter Hospital

Martin Eberhard

Martha Marsh
President and CEO,
Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Mary Ann Thode
President, Kaiser Foundation
Health Plan and Hospitals, 
Northern California Region

Meg Whitman
Former President and CEO, eBay

Michael Moritz
Partner, Sequoia Capital

Michael Sheridan
Venture Capitalist

Miley Ainsworth
Director of IT Innovation,
FedEx Corporation

Mike Volpi
CEO, Joost

Paul Baran
Internet Pioneer

Paul Romer
Professor of Economics,
Stanford University

Paul Yock
Professor of Bioengineering
and Medicine, Stanford University

Peter Currie
President, Currie Capital

Peter Hart
President, Ricoh Innovations;
Group Senior Vice President,
Ricoh Company

Peter Schultz
Director, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

Randy Scott
Chairman and CEO, Genomic Health

Reed Hastings
CEO, Netflix

Reid Hoffman
Chairman, LinkedIn

Richard Zare
Professor of Chemistry,
Stanford University

Rick Rashid
Senior Vice President
of Research, Microsoft

Rob Carter
Executive Vice President and CIO,
FedEx Corporation

Robert Lucky
Former Executive Director, Bell Labs

Robert Spinrad
Former Director, Xerox PARC

Roger McNamee
Managing Director, Elevation Partners

Ryan Jagutis
Teacher, Chicago Public Schools

Sally Ride
CEO, Sally Ride Science

Sam Colella
Managing Director, Versant Ventures

Scott Cook
Chairman of the
Executive Committee, Intuit

Scott McNealy
Chairman, Sun Microsystems

Steven Goldby
Executive Chairman, Symyx Technologies

Steve Scharf
Retired High School Principal

Susan F. Wood
Research Professor, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

Telle Whitney
CEO, Anita Borg Institute for
Women and Technology

Tom Kalil
Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Science & Technology, UC Berkeley

Van Jacobson
Research Fellow, PARC

Vint Cerf
Vice President and
Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Wes Raffel
General Partner,
Advanced Technology Ventures

Yogen Dalal
Managing Director, Mayfield Fund