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BusinessWeek: Want More Startups? Learn From Chile

The foreigners will take our jobs away! Only the Nicaraguans will come! You can’t build a Silicon Valley without venture capital. These were just a few of the arguments from opponents of a government program I helped create in 2010 to boost local entrepreneurship…

Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Silicon Valley and Hollywood: Rivals or Kindred Spirits?

On an evening under the stars on the Fox Studios lot last week, a panel I emceed addressed a question that seems to recur in both creative and technology circles. Namely, how has Hollywood affected Silicon Valley? The pat answer for lots of technologists…

Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Fix U.S. Immigration Policy, Create Jobs

The U.S. loses a critical component of job creation when immigration policy does not allow highly educated foreigners to stay and foster startups Olav Bergheim called the noted ophthalmologist Richard Hill to learn about treatment options for a young relative diagnosed with glaucoma. Glaucoma…

Bloomberg TV: Wadhwa on Top Technology Stories of 2012

Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) — Vivek Wadhwa, a columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek and the Washington Post, talks about the outlook for the top technology stories of 2012. He speaks with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” Bloomberg’s Jon Erlichman also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)

Bloomberg TV: U.S. Has Start-Up Industry Stereotypes, Wadhwa Says

Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) — Vivek Wadhwa, director of research at Duke University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, discusses the start-up technology industry. He talks with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” Emily Chang also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg) This is about how old entrepreneurs can indeed…

Bloomberg BusinessWeek: The $32,000 Startup

In an age of outsourcing, starting an online business or improving an existing one means founders don’t need technical skills or outside funding After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1999, David Park founded discussion forum service Coolboard.com. It took more than a dozen…

Social Media: The End or Start of a Golden Age?

The Internet will not rot your brain—or those of your children. Web communications will better connect us all with the world… In the late eighteenth century, advances in steam-powered presses and machine-made paper and ink made books affordable for the masses. Before that, a…

Integrating Ethics Into The Core Of Your Startups: Why And How

When I came to the U.S. in 1980, I was young and naïve. I used to think that corruption and ethical lapses were just a third-world ill. Eventually, I became a tech CEO and learned the harsh realities of American business. Yes, standards are…

BusinessWeek: What We Can Learn from the ‘Oprah of Indonesia’

A new book by Sarah Lacy argues that the U.S. should heed entrepreneurs pushing Big Ideas in developing countries, from China to Brazil America believes it will always lead the world in innovation and entrepreneurship. It expects to keep coming up with Big Ideas—such…

BusinessWeek: Startup Visa Act: Good But Not Enough

The Kerry/Lugar bill tying work visas to economic growth is a good start, but it’s too little to help the U.S. meet global competition   I have always been one of the staunchest supporters of the Startup Visa Act. But I now worry the…

BusinessWeek: U.S. Schools Are Still Ahead—Way Ahead

COLUMNS January 12, 2011, 9:01PM EST America’s alarm about international rankings of students overlooks some critical components of our education system, Vivek Wadhwa says By Vivek Wadhwa America has an inferiority complex about its education system. You hear the sirens every year, when the OECD Program…

BusinessWeek: China Could Game the U.S. in Intellectual Property

COLUMNS  January 10, 2011, 10:01AM EST The dubious Chinese patent process poses growing risks for U.S. companies, which could be forced to pay license fees or withdraw from a market left free to exploit their technologies By Vivek Wadhwa China is dramatically increasing its patent…