Finding God in Silicon Valley: Spiritual Journeys in a High-Tech World

Finding God in Silicon Valley: Spiritual Journeys in a High-Tech World

by Skip Vaccarello, Pat Gelsinger

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578176703
Publisher: Springstone
Publication date: 02/08/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 305
Sales rank: 941,088
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Skip Vaccarello has over 35 years of experience in leadership positions for Silicon Valley technology companies. In 1979, he came to Silicon Valley as the VP of Operations with VisiCorp, the provider of the industry's first spreadsheet, VisiCalc, and a pioneer in the personal computer revolution. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Applied Weather Technology, a global company providing software and services to the maritime industry. His other experience includes CEO of Communications Solutions, Inc., division general manager of 3Com, and co-founder and CEO of The Saratoga Group. Skip is the author of the book, Finding God in Silicon Valley: Spiritual Journeys in a High-Tech World, and the blog www.FindingGodInSiliconValley.com. In addition to writing, Skip provides executive mentoring and business consulting services, sits on the boards of companies and non-profit organizations, and is active in church and community activities, including chairing the Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast. He earned an A.B. in economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Boston University.
CEO of VMware, a $6 billion company and world leader in cloud computing.

Table of Contents

Dedication Foreword by Pat Gelsinger God and Silicon Valley: The Journey Begins ***** Section One: Faith and Success Chapter 1 Gratitude: Discovering God's Impact on Our Lives Paul Ely, former Hewlett-Packard executive Chapter 2 Success and Surrender Dr. John Dearborn, orthopedic surgeon Mike Griego, Silicon Valley executive Chapter 3 Success Redefined Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO Sanjay Poonen, VMware, executive vice president Chapter 4 Hollow Success Skip Vaccarello, author, Silicon Valley executive ***** Section Two: Reason, Science, and Faith 91 Chapter 5 Reason and Faith Brent Dusing, Lightside Games CEO Promod Haque, Norwest Ventures venture capitalist Chapter 6 Science and Faith Dr. David Persing, Cepheid executive vice president Dr. Phil Stillman, anesthesiologist Dr. Paul Baba, scientist and author Chapter 7 The Search for Truth Dr. William Hurlbut, Stanford consulting professor ***** Section Three: Struggle, Pain, and Faith 141 Chapter 8 Peace in the Face of Adversity Michael Halloran, National Exchange Services CEO Chapter 9 Struggle, Prayer, and Healing Kevin Compton, Radar Partners venture capitalist Dustin Keele, entrepreneur Jaida Im, Freedom House founder Chapter 10 Pain and Purpose Jaida Im, Freedom House founder (continued) Tess Reynolds, New Door Ventures CEO Reggie Littlejohn, Women's Rights without Frontiers founder ***** Section Four: A Higher Calling Chapter 11 Following God's Call Neil Ahlsten, Carpenter's Code CEO Kirk Perry, Google president of brand solutions Chapter 12 Business as a Calling Deb Liu, Facebook executive Emily Liggett, NovaTorque CEO Chapter 13 Called as an Entrepreneur Andrew Laffoon, Mixbook CEO Victor Ho, FiveStars CEO Chapter 14 Called to Serve Ken Yeung, Prince of Peace Enterprises founder and CEO Tom Gutshall, Cepheid co-founder and former CEO Dave Evans, co-founder, Electronics Arts and educator Chapter 15 Concluding Thoughts ***** Index Acknowledgements Products and Services Resources Citations

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