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Here’s the advantage that keeps Silicon Valley ahead of the world

A trait shared by the fastest growing and most disruptive companies in history — Google, Amazon, Uber, AirBnb, and eBay—is that they aren’t focused on selling products, they are building platforms. The ability to leverage the network effects of a platform is something that…

Inc. Magazine: Where Are The Women Innovators? BY LEIGH BUCHANAN

Male academics don’t inspire female innovators. Female innovators inspire female innovators. So when Vivek Wadhwa sought to highlight women’s struggles and achievements in the innovation economy, he teamed with journalist Farai Chideya to solicit stories from women around the world. Wadhwa, whose CV includes Stanford, Duke, and Singularity University, took a…

Inc,: The Face of Success, Part 5: Diversity in Silicon Valley

It is possible for Silicon Valley to become the meritocracy it claims to be. The first step is to admit that we’re not quite there–yet.  Earlier in this series, I’ve discussed the myth of Silicon Valley’s meritocracy and the ignorance and arrogance of its…

Inc.: The Face of Success, Part 4: Blacks in Silicon Valley

If you think the dearth of women polarizes Silicon Valley, just read what happened when I spoke out about the lack of black tech CEOs. In the previous three pieces in this series, I discussed the dearth of women in technology and the way…

Inc.: The Face of Success, Part 3: Women and Venture Capital

Silicon Valley appears to be the world’s greatest meritocracy. Unless you’re a female entrepreneur trying to raise venture funding. In my last two articles, I discussed why, based on my research on immigrant entrepreneurs, I believed that Silicon Valley was the world’s greatest meritocracy….

Inc.: The Face of Success, Part 2: Where Are All the Female Tech Geniuses?

The success of Indians had me convinced that Silicon Valley was a model meritocracy. But if that’s true, where are all the women? Part 2 of 5. I used to think Silicon Valley was a model meritocracy. From 1995 to 2005, 52 percent of…

Inc.: The Face of Success, Part I: How the Indians Conquered Silicon Valley

The Indians are Silicon Valley’s most successful immigrants. What have they done right, and what can women and other races learn from them? Part 1 of 5. Visit any Silicon Valley technology company, and you’ll notice that it looks like the United Nations—with people…

Inc.: Revitalizing the American Dream

Those who are interested in entrepreneurship policy will appreciate the feature, linked  below, from Inc. magazine. Amy Barrett has been researching this for months, and she put together an excellent set of recommendations. I don’t even recall how many times I talked to her…