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October 16, 2007

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Stefan Töpfer

This type of "Corporate SOHO Hybrid Model" as you call it, has been around for many decades, it's what people did after WW II.

Are you suggesting it is more often seen in Silicon Valley, than elsewhere?

ST.

Steve King

You are right, it has been around forever. It is also common beyond Silicon Valley. It is also a very obvious approach.

What is unusual about Silicon Valley, I think, is how many people build this type of arrangement into their career, start-up planning and relationships. We've even had people tell us they need to get married so they can do a start-up.

I also think - and this is totally anecdotal - that it is more common in Silicon Valley due to the high cost of living and start-up culture.

Urvashi

It's a very useful approch that you have mentioned here. Lots of people I think can use this type of arrangemet in their career.

Thnaks

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