Posts tagged “Vivek Wadhwa”
Opinion: It wasn't long ago that age was equated with knowledge. The apprentice learned from the master and the disciple from the guru. Older workers earned higher salaries because of their experience. Even today, we feel more comfortable with doctors, airline pilots, and Presidents who have grey hair. Yet older workers in many industries can't even get interviews. Whether it is in computer programming or entrepreneurship, older workers have many advantages - they still are the experts.
Opinion: The harsh reality is that if you are middle-aged, write computer code for a living, and earn a six-figure salary, you're headed for the unemployment lines. Your market value declines as you age and it becomes harder and harder to get a job.
Opinion: My Wall Street Journal article about why I discourage students who want to become entrepreneurs from doing an MBA provoked a far stronger reaction than I expected. The vast majority of the emails and comments were in agreement -- including from business-school professors. What shocked me were the angry online comments, Tweets, and emails from a few MBA students--because of their lack of professionalism. So it is clear that this issue is highly contentious.
Opinion: I used to call Silicon Valley the world's greatest meritocracy. I was wrong. There is no meritocracy when it comes to the inclusion of women. But that could change.
Dispatches from the Valley: Former Triangle tech entrepreneur and now Duke professor Vivek Wadhwa says the future doesn't belong to China, offers advice to startups, and says immigration debate has been reduced to "ugly politics."
Opinion: Until recently, I was optimistic that our President and the Democratic Party would do what they were promising and fix the immigration problem. At best, we will get another badly needed, but flawed and unpopular bill like Obamacare.
In "The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent," former Triangle tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa staunchly defends immigrants and what they mean to America's future.
Analysis: Apple's victory could be its curse - doom it to go the way of Microsoft and RIM. Competition is the best catalyst for innovation, after all, writes former Triangle tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa.
STATE OF VENTURE: In a story written for MIT's Technology Review, former Triangle entrepreneur and current Duke academic says innovation is limited by age. "Young stars dominate the technology headlines," he writes. "But outside the Internet, research shows, innovators are actually getting older as complexity rises."
Former Triangle tech executive Vivek Wadhwa's column in The Washington Post "Five myths about entrepreneurs" ignites a pointed response from a venture capitalist - the "worst analysis of entrepreneurship and VCs ever."
"This period of history has been called the Information Age because it makes available instant access to knowledge that would have been difficult or impossible to find previously. I would argue that we are way beyond this; we're at the beginning of a new era: the New Information Age," writes Triangle entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa.
Analysis from Vivek Wadhwa: This new legislation is even better than I had hoped for. If it gets through both houses--and doesn't have bureaucratic constraints--I expect it to unleash a flood of entrepreneurship.
Commentary from Vivek Wadhwa: At a time when our economy is stagnating, some American political leaders are working to keep the world's best and brightest out. They mistakenly believe that skilled immigrants take American jobs away. The opposite is true: skilled immigrants start the majority of Silicon Valley startups; they create jobs.
Analysis from Vivek Wadhwa: A new book by Sarah Lacy argues that the U.S. should heed entrepreneurs pushing "Big Ideas" in developing countries, from China to Brazil.