Study Questions Culture et Civilisation Américaine American Culture in Silicon Valley A short course by Dr. Jan English-Lueck ( Jan.English-Lueck@sjsu.edu ) 1. What are the historic waves of innovation in Silicon Valley? What do the leaders of the Valley hope will come next? 2. Describe deep diversity. Name one way it confers an advantage to creativity or productivity. 3. What impact does the importance of work have on family life? Do you think it is positive or negative? Support your example with a coherent reason. 4. Explain why Silicon Valley has such a difficult time working with traditional labor unions. 5. What are the advantages of making work the most important aspect of life? What are the disadvantages? 6. Describe two of the innovations in work practice that Silicon Valley companies have created. 7. Describe one of the cultural values of Silicon Valley and give an example that shows how it
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