Where Kersten Works

Kersten's office -- in a suite with a postage-stamp-sized conference room that she shares with five other high-tech-industry IPs -- is in a mini-mall on Main Street in Los Altos, a town of about 60,000. Real estate prices have shot through the roof, due in part, no doubt, to the stock market value of local Internet companies. There's the obligatory Starbucks across the street, but it's still a homey place with annual Pet and Christmas Parades.