Alright, this is for history buffs or business fans. I'm mildly obsessed with history. WWII- read about it endlessly as a kid. Silicon Valley- read about Jobs, and Gates, Fairchild Semi, and Xerox Parc (Fire in the Valley is highly recommended). Stanford, wanted to go there, couldn't afford it- wish I'd listened to Otto Phanstiel and gone anyway.
Anyway here is a fascinating lecture that takes about an hour: