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Silicon Valley and Porter's Diamond

Warm welcome to my first blog! Giving a brief introduction about myself, I am doing my bachelor's degree in Information Technology at the University of Moratuwa and also doing CIMA.

Since I come from a dual background of management and IT, I thought of applying a famous management concept to the world's largest IT industry.

Tittle of this post mentions the term "Silicon valley" which is the southern region of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, United States. Silicon valley is the home to many of the world's largest IT companies such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Cisco, Oracle, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, etc.

Porter's Diamond refers to Micheal Porter's Diamond Theory which explains how certain countries have a distinct advantage over the other countries when it comes to certain industries. For example, Germany for auto industry, Switzerland for chocolates and watches, Holland for super yachts, Italy for Fashion and Scotl…