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TIME Tech 40: The Most Influential Minds in Tech

Vivek Wadhwa, Singularity University By Sam Gustin @samgustin Vivek Wadhwa has become a leading voice in debates over technology policy, particularly with respect to entrepreneurship, innovation and immigration. Wadhwa holds academic appointments at Singularity University, Stanford University, and Duke University, and last year was named to Foreign Policy magazine’s list of the…

PBS Newshour: Why Older Entrepreneurs Are Crucial, Even in Silicon Valley

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg founded his social media website from his dorm room at Harvard University when he was only 19 years old. As Silicon Valley investors search for the next “Zuckerberg,” they increasingly maintain a prejudice against older entrepreneurs. Vivek Wadhwa says the…

PBS Newshour: Silicon Valley Discriminates Against Women, Even If They’re Better

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa discovers that the famed “meritocracy” of Silicon Valley is a myth and that women are systematically discriminated against there, despite the fact that they’re more productive, on average, than their male counterparts. He has a plan to change the Valley….

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.

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.