Jimmy Soni author of The Founders on Writing a Best-Selling Book on the Pioneers of Silicon Valley
This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Jimmy Soni, author of The Founders: The Story of PayPal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley. We go in depth on his path to writing, his fascination with the Paypal mafia, and interviewing the legends of Silicon Valley. You can watch the pod on YouTube, Apple, or Spotify.
Jimmy Soni is an award-winning author. His newest book, The Founders: The Story of PayPal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley, was a national bestseller and received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, The Economist, Financial Times, and more. His previous book, A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age, won the 2017 Neumann Prize, awarded by the British Society for the History of Mathematics for the best book on the history of mathematics for a general audience, and the 2019 Middleton Prize by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his daughter, Venice.
What You'll Learn:
Becoming a Writer
Discovery Process when Writing a Book
Recession and its Consequences
Being a Creator
“How leadership teams can move very aggressively and turn the pressure on not having another round of financing into action.”