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By Doug Menuez

An eye-opening chronicle of the Silicon Valley know-how growth, shooting key moments within the careers of Steve Jobs and greater than seventy different major innovators as they created today's electronic global

In the spring of 1985, a technological revolution used to be below method in Silicon Valley, and documentary photographer Doug Menuez was once there looking for a story-something enormous. while, Steve Jobs used to be being pressured out of his liked Apple and beginning over with a brand new corporation, subsequent computing device. His aim was once to construct a supercomputer with the ability to remodel schooling. Menuez had discovered his tale: he proposed to photo Jobs and his striking staff as they equipped this new desktop, from belief to product release.

In an grand act of belief, Jobs granted Menuez limitless entry to the corporate, and, for the subsequent 3 years, Menuez was once capable of get on movie the spirit and substance of innovation throughout the daily activities of the world's best know-how guru.

From there, the venture elevated to incorporate the main trailblazing businesses in Silicon Valley, all of which granted Menuez an identical entire entry that Jobs had. Menuez photographed behind the curtain with John Warnock at Adobe, John Sculley at Apple, invoice Gates at Microsoft, John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins, invoice pleasure at solar Microsystems, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove at Intel, Marc Andreessen at Netscape, and greater than seventy different best businesses and innovators. it'd be fifteen years sooner than Menuez stopped shooting, simply because the dotcom bubble burst. a rare period was once coming to its shut.

With his singular behind-the-scenes entry to those notoriously insular businesses, Menuez was once current for moments of heartbreaking failure and unforeseen luck, moments that made background, and moments that exposed the standard lives of the people who made it ensue. this era of speedy, radical switch might impact virtually each point of our tradition and our lives in methods either huge and small and might additionally create extra jobs and wealth than the other time in human historical past. And Doug Menuez was once there, a witness to a revolution.

In greater than 100 photos and accompanying statement, Fearless Genius captures the human face of innovation and exhibits what it takes to remodel strong principles into truth.

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