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Jeanne Harris, managing director of information technology research at the Accenture Institute for High Performance, and Chris DiGiorgio, executive research fellow at the Institute, discuss the significant differences between the values and attitudes of people in Silicon Valley versus other parts of the United States with Russell Hancock. Hancock is the podcast host and president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley.
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Listen to Harris and DiGiorgio share findings from the Accenture study, “Decoding the Contradictory Culture of Silicon Valley.” The purpose of the study was to examine Silicon Valley’s ecosystem to try and understand what makes the area such a strong epicenter of technological innovation and entrepreneurship.
The study revealed five contradictions in the values of people who work in Silicon Valley. According to the study’s survey and series of focus groups, Silicon Valley technology employees are:
Listen to the interview to hear the researchers’ observations and conclusions about the area’s culture that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship. Read all insights from Accenture’s research studies on Silicon Valley: “Silicon Valley’s Lessons for CIOs and Innovators.”
View more podcasts in this series.
April 15, 2014
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