Answers To 15 Questions That Prove You Don't Know Squat About Silicon Valley

Sara Morishige Williams

So, you’ve heard of Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerberg — and you think that makes you an insider?

Puh-lease.

That’s the easy stuff.

Here’s a harder one: Who’s the woman on the right?

We’ll even give you a hint: She’s married to an ex-Googler running a very hot startup, and she designed that startup’s office.

Stumped?

Find out the answer to that one and more here:

Answers to 15 Questions that prove you don’t know squat about Silicon Valley >

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