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Pushing Boundaries "Beyond Silicon Valley"
September 11, 2018

Michael E. Goldberg’s book “Beyond Silicon Valley” shares the stories of 20 inspiring entrepreneurs from communities around the world who are creating change in their neighborhoods and their societies, building a brighter future for themselves and the future generations that will follow.

“Beyond Silicon Valley” is for local change makers connecting globally.

You’ll meet 20 community leaders who support entrepreneurship in countries such as Iran, Kosovo, Vietnam, and Botswana. They face economic hardship, political strife, corruption or cultural aversion to risk-taking—challenges unheard of in Silicon Valley. They add vitality, creativity, and high-paying jobs to their communities.

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YALI Network members and entrepreneurs can get the free download of Michael Goldberg’s book from his website.


Michael E. Goldberg is a venture capitalist and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Design and Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Goldberg created the massive open online course, or MOOC, called “Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies,” which has attracted over 135,000 students and entrepreneurs from 190 countries with subtitles in 16 languages (the most on the Coursera platform). Inc.com named “Beyond Silicon Valley” one of the top online classes that “will make you smarter and more interesting.” Goldberg spoke about the impact of his MOOC at TEDxHeraklion in Crete and TEDxFulbright in Santa Monica.


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