A Better Way to Work

A Better Way to Live

Meet Skip

I am Skip Vaccarello, a 35-year Silicon Valley business executive and the author of the bestselling book, SkipVaccarello_SpeakingQPlace2Finding God in Silicon Valley: Spiritual Journeys in a High-Tech World. I help leaders discover their purpose and mission in life and how their purpose relates to their work. My mission is to help people find a “Better Way to Work and a Better Way to Live.” In particular, I help leaders run their organizations more effectively, profitably, and ethically by applying biblical principles to their work.

I am available as a speaker, consultant and mentor, and offer written material, including my bestselling book Finding God in Silicon Valley.

"As a successful Silicon Valley business leader, author, and person of faith, Skip Vaccarello, offers a wonderful balance of wisdom and experience as a business consultant, mentor, and speaker."

– Tom Gutshall, Founder of Cepheid and Chairman of CityTeam

Book ‘Finding God in Silicon Valley’

My recent book, Finding God in Silicon Valley, is about how God is working in the lives of people in Silicon Valley—venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, leaders of major companies, innovators in non-profit start-ups, scientists, and technologists. You will be inspired and challenged as you read the very personal stories.

The book provides lessons for anyone who has struggled with faith issues. You will read how these leaders got beyond the trappings of financial and business success to find God. How they overcame personal struggle and even tragedy to come to know Christ. How they reconciled faith and reason and the compatibility of faith and science. And how they discovered meaning, purpose, and a calling for their lives.

God is doing the seemingly impossible in Silicon Valley—changing the hearts and attitudes of the affluent and successful, and those desperately pursuing riches, power, and prestige. Having a tradition of disrupting the status quo with technology, Silicon Valley may be poised to challenge its perception as a wasteland of faith as well.

"In a thought-provoking manner, Skip Vaccarello provides a collection of amazing stories of leaders who have found God in Silicon Valley…one of the most influential but anti-God places on Earth."

Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO

Finding God in Silicon Valley Latest Blog

A New Form of Church in Silicon Valley?
June 9, 2016

Roy-Tinklenberg-Night-of-WorsjipGatherings of Christ followers are emerging in Silicon Valley corporate conference rooms. Employees meet to discuss the Bible, encourage each other, and occasionally to hear a guest speaker offering a biblical message. Is this a new form of Church? Maybe. These high-tech gatherings harken back to the early church in which believers met in homes and other settings. Continue Reading –> 

Skip Vaccarello to Speak at Upcoming Events
August 17, 2016

Skip Vaccarello, author of this site and of the book Finding God in Silicon Valley: Spiritual Journeys in a High-Tech World will be speaking at the Sunday gatherings on August 28 at New Beginnings Community Church (NBCC) and on Wednesday, September 7, at the East West Bookstore. Both venues are in Mountain View.  Continue Reading –> 

Conversations about Race
July 18, 2016

hhamilton_200The tragic shootings of African-American men and police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge are heart-wrenching. People of all races in America wonder when these events will stop and true race reconciliation can take place. Most people would acknowledge that there has been considerable progress since the Jim Crow days and the racial strife of the 1960’s.  Continue Reading –> 

Junkyard Wisdom — Roy Goble’s Story about Wealth and Generosity
November 2, 2016

What can you learn working in a junkyard? According to Roy Goble, quite a lot. He learned hard work. He learned about business. And he came across a diverse group of people. His junkyard experience also launched him into a career that led to a great deal of wealth. Most of us in the Western World are wealthy compared to others in the world. I know that it doesn’t seem like that to most of us. Continue Reading –> 

News & Upcoming Speaking Events

 – May 5, 2017 –
Caritas — Scholars and Social Entrepreneurship Program
(Alma Heights Christian High School annual dinner)

Half Moon Bay, CA
Keynote Talk
6:30 to 8:30 PM

 – March 31, 2017 –
Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast
Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA
Finding Joy in a Challenging World
Emcee for this annual event
7:00 to 8:30 AM am

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