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Ann Bridges

Silicon Valley author Ann Bridges is a native of Chicago and graduate of Stanford University, and serves as a policy advisor at The Heartland Institute for energy and technology policy.

Settling in San Jose, she embarked on a challenging career spanning operations, finance, and marketing executive positions in the exploding convergence of the technology, communications, and entertainment industries.

A published author of both acclaimed fiction and non-fiction with a style that appeals to both genders, her debut Silicon Valley novel Private Offerings was named in Top 10 Best Business Books of 2015; its sequel, Rare Mettle, has proven its relevancy as a lead-in to her most recent non-fiction book Groundbreaking! America’s New Quest for Mineral Independence, co-authored with respected geologist Dr. Ned Mamula. A new series of Daring California novels begins with another mining and freedom theme with National Pen Women's Award winning, Kit's Mine, designed as a sweeping pioneer romance to attract more women to the significance of gold rushes then and now.

Ann Bridges is a featured speaker at leading business conferences and universities, talking about the impact of technology worldwide and the emerging role of China. She is also a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio shows sharing insights on today’s Silicon Valley and the issues affecting consumers, investors, and writers. A fervent believer in mentoring the next generation, she has recently joined ranks with creative organization Taliesin Nexus and think-tank Heartland Institute to promote freedom of ideas and marketplaces.

Recent Articles and Publications

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October 9, 2020
By Ann Bridges
When we teach reading, we don’t limit what can and should be read
September 30, 2019
By Ann Bridges
The House of Representatives’ Democrat majority FY2020 budget includes refunding the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment.
July 3, 2019
By Paul Driessen, Ann Bridges
It’s an essential first step in making the USA less dangerously dependent on foreign minerals.
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January 25, 2019
By Ann Bridges
The Green New Deal proposes a massive expansion in the use of renewable energy technologies that rely on critical minerals we are not allowed to mine in the United States.

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