Margaret O'Mara, Author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America
In our fifth episode we hear from Margaret O’Mara, Author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America.
Margaret is a historian of modern America who writes and teaches about the history of the technology industry, American politics, and the connections between the two. She is the Howard and Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington. She is also an opinion writer for the New York Times.
In this episode, we talk about the history of Silicon Valley and entrepreneurship in the United States, how government has played a role in promoting innovation, the state of entrepreneurship today, and what history tells us about how to promote innovation going forward.