Silicon Valley vs. Hollywood: Clash of the Corporate Cultures
J Thoendell stashed this in Tech
On the surface, Silicon Valley and Hollywood have a lot in common. They both trade in creativity, depend on attracting eyeballs and worship out-of-nowhere success. But that's where the similarities end, says Nick Bilton, author of Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal. "They are only a few hundred miles apart but light-years in terms of culture," he says. Hollywood may still have the "cool factor that can dazzle tech geeks," says an observer who has straddled both worlds, but "the dividing line comes down to money. The numbers are just so much bigger in the tech world. People in Hollywood can't help but look on with some admiration" at such deals as Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp.