"Wise Guy" is a collection of personal stories from Kawasaki's childhood in Hawaii, his education at Stanford and UCLA, the ups and downs of working for Steve Jobs, and taking up surfing at 60.
Kepler's Books is located at 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. The event will be from 7:30-9 p.m.
To RSVP, go to keplers.org.
VIRTUAL REALITY REVOLUTION... Blake J. Harris, best-selling author and regular guest on the podcast "How Did This Get Made?," will be at Books Inc. in Mountain View at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, to talk about his book, "The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality."
In the book, Harris tells the dramatic, larger-than-life true story behind the founding of Oculus and its quest for virtual reality. He draws from more than 100 interviews with key players in the VR world to weave together a narrative that captures the breakthroughs, breakdowns and human drama of trying to change the world. The result is a super accessible and supremely entertaining look at the birth of a game-changing new industry.
Books Inc. is located at 317 Castro St., Mountain View. For more information, go to booksinc.net.
BREAKING UP THE BOYS' CLUB... Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang takes on Silicon Valley's boys' club in her new best-seller "Brotopia: Breaking up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley."
Chang draws on her deep network of insiders to open the boardroom doors of male-dominted venture capital firms and the Valley's tech industry. The book includes interviews with Tim Cook, Peter Thiel, John Doerr, Reid Hoffman and others, as well as hundreds of tech engineers, founders, investors, executives and entrepreneurs. In her book, she reveals how Silcion Valley became so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why 'bro culture' endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back.
Originally published in February 2018, the new paperback version is set for release on March 5 and includes new material. For more information about Chang's upcoming tour dates, go to bit.ly/BroTour.
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