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Read Write: Obama and Romney Should Quit Worrying About China And Start Worrying About Education

In the presidential debates both candidates focused much of their energy on job creation and the future of America. They missed the third part of that equation, namely, the role immigrant entrepreneurs play in economic growth—and why the exodus of these highly-educated workers is…

The Economist: People Power

American immigration People power America needs to rethink its immigration policy Oct 20th 2012 | From the print edition Praying for a green card The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent. By Vivek Wadhwa. Wharton Digital Press; 106 pages; $15.99 and…

Time Magazine: Vivek Wadhwa–Stop the U.S. Highly-Skilled ‘Immigrant Exodus’ Now

By Sam Gustin, TIME United States policymakers are failing to address the departure from this country of tens of thousands of talented immigrants — including engineers, doctors, lawyers and teachers. These highly-skilled workers are leaving the U.S. because they can’t obtain permanent residency here….

Foreign Policy: The Future of Manufacturing Is in America, Not China

How new technology is driving a U.S. industrial comeback. A furor broke out last week after it was reported that the uniforms of U.S. Olympians would be manufactured in China. “They should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile, and burn them,” said…

Foreign Policy: Insourcing

America’s real outsourcing crisis isn’t the one Obama and Romney are arguing about. It’s the talented immigrants who are prevented from setting up shop in America. The U.S. presidential election quickly seems to be turning into a battle of “who-outsources-least.” President Barack Obama has taken…

Mashable: Dear Peter Thiel: Let’s Fix College, the Right Way

Dear Peter Thiel: We disagree on whether college is necessary. First we debated whether too many kids go to college last October, and we just duked it out on CBS 60 Minutes. Judging by the feedback, America is deeply divided on this issue. Most…

CBS News/60 Minutes: Partying and its benefits

May 20, 2012 4:00 PM Entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa, who teaches at Duke and Stanford, explains how the social skills gained in college actually help Americans get ahead. 3554 Views

CBS News/60 Minutes: Dropping out: Is college worth the cost?

May 20, 2012 7:02 PM (CBS News) One of the wealthiest, best-educated American entrepreneurs, Peter Thiel, isn’t convinced college is worth the cost. With only half of recent U.S. college graduates in full-time jobs, and student loans now at $1 trillion, Thiel has come…

CNN Your Money: Big Fix: Competition key to U.S. innovation

February 12th, 2012 02:22 PM ET Ali Velshi, Vivek Wadhwa, and Peter Diamandis discuss how innovations made by small business and entrepreneurs will be key to economic recovery in the United States. 1706 Views

Singularity University: Which Way Next? — My discussion with Autodesk CEO Carl Bass about future of technology

Advances in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital manufacturing are undoubtedly going to revolutionize manufacturing during this decade, enabling us to design and “print” complex products and “manufacture” these in our own homes. Exponentially advancing technologies will provide major new opportunities for…

Silicon Valley Mercury News: O’Brien: Vivek Wadhwa emerges as Silicon Valley’s most provocative voice

By Chris O’Brien Mercury News Columnist Name a controversial subject: immigration, investment bubbles, age discrimination, women and minorities in tech, Google’s search results. Wadhwa, the most provocative voice in Silicon Valley, has likely staked out a controversial position that has everyone in Silicon Valley…

ASEE PRISM: Engineers, Save Higher Ed! — Technology can propel a needed revolution.

Americans are becoming disenchanted with higher education. They say it lacks relevance and isn’t cost justified — and that therefore we should send fewer children to college. They blame universities for skyrocketing education costs. That is what I’ve learned — the hard way —…

From Huffington Post: Boomers Who Start Businesses: The Next Great Generation Of Entrepreneurs

By Jenean Chung Don’t be fooled by baby-faced Mark Zuckerberg: Contrary to popular opinion, 20-somethings aren’t the only ones responsible for successful startups these days. Sure, we may be obsessed with youth, but don’t forget, it’s also wasted on the young, which is why…

Foreign Policy Magazine: How to Save the Global Economy: Think Small

To solve its big economic problems, the United States needs to think small. It is a well-worn observation that technological innovation leads to economic growth. But ever since Sputnik, the U.S. government has primarily focused on funding innovation via large universities and research institutions….

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) 1501…

India Today: Back End to Front Row

My first experience with Indian it was in 1993, when I was looking for an alternative to Russia for my software company’s outsourcing needs. We invested more than $500,000 in teaching our 45 Indian employees the basics of software testing and project management. But…

Intelligence Squared debate: Too many kids go to college

A part of the Chicago Ideas Week, this debate is the first Intelligence Squared U.S. debate to be held live in Chicago. The herd mentality that assumes college is the only path to reaching one’s full potential is under fire.  Student loan debt has…

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