Authors Michael Trigg and Laila Tarraf

  • Posted on: 12 July 2022
  • By: readersbooks

Join us on Wednesday, September 7th at 6 p.m. to see Authors Michael Trigg (Bit Flip) and Laila Tarraf (Strong Like Water: How I Found the Courage to Lead with Love in Business and in Life) will discuss their books, which center around living and working in Silicon Valley. 

Authors Mike Trigg (Bit Flip) and Laila Tarraf (Strong Like Water: How I Found the Courage to Lead with Love in Business and in Life) will discuss their books, which center around living and working in Silicon Valley. As the tech world has become paramount in the Bay Area, so have the challenges that come with working in a fast-paced, highly competitive field in an often hostile environment. Silicon Valley technology veteran and debut novelist, Mike Trigg, will discuss the growing sense of burnout among Bay Area professionals with senior People executive, advisor, and memoirist, Laila Tarraf. Mike's book, Bit Flip, is a satirical critique of Silicon Valley told through a corporate thriller, providing an authentic insider's view of the dark side of tech start-up culture through the lens of fiction. Laila's book, Strong Like Water, is about learning to embrace the inherent duality of life as she works through the thick and thin of both her professional work and her personal life. Both authors use their experiences to explore the drivers behind the changing landscape of work/life balance in the Bay Area. 

Mike Trigg spent over 20 years in Silicon Valley’s tech industry before becoming an author. He has been a founder, executive, and employee at dozens of venture-backed start-ups, including Hightail, hi5, and Epiphany. He has also been an angel investor, advisor with several venture capital funds, and a contributor to TechCrunch, Entrepreneur, and Fast Company. Born in Kentucky and raised in Wisconsin, Trigg earned a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley. Along with his wife and two sons, Mike splits his time between Menlo Park and Glen Ellen.

Laila Tarraf has held senior People leadership roles at Walmart.com, Peet’s Coffee & Tea and most recently Allbirds. Over the years, through professional achievements and personal accomplishments alongside professional setbacks and personal tragedies, Laila has evolved her leadership and life philosophy into one that embraces the inherent duality of life—captured in her book, Strong Like Water. Laila is a graduate of the Berkeley Haas School of Business and is a guest lecturer at Berkeley Law School. She is Lebanese and American, an avid traveler, and lives in Marin with her daughter.
 

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
130 East Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Bit Flip By Mike Trigg Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781684631773
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sparkpress - August 16th, 2022

Strong Like Water: How I Found the Courage to Lead with Love in Business and in Life By Laila Tarraf Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781647420222
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: She Writes Press - April 13th, 2021