Revisiting the myths about entrepreneurship and innovation

Silicon Valley well exemplifies the saying “The more things change, the more they stay the same”. Very little has changed ...

Why liberal arts and the humanities are as important as engineering

Earlier in my academic career, I used to advise students to focus on science and engineering, believing that they were ...

The future of education is virtual

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) were supposed to bring a revolution in education. But they haven’t lived up to expectations. We have been ...

Here’s how we can reinvent the classroom for the digital age

When I was in elementary school, about 50 years ago, teachers used to stand in front of a class of ...

In defense of college: What Peter Thiel gets wrong, once again.

In a Washington Post opinion piece, billionaire Peter Thiel asserts that college is the final stage of a competitive tournament in ...

The Economist debate: Goldman versus Google: A career on Wall Street or in Silicon Valley?

The  Buttonwood Gathering 2013, New York City. My really fun debate with Nobel laureate Robert J. Shiller. For decades, the ...
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Washington Post: To inspire tomorrow’s great female engineers, we need better toys today

While her friends dressed Barbie dolls, Lucy Sanders designed and constructed buildings with Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, and playing cards.  She ...

Financial Times: The digital world’s other equality problem

By Gillian Tett ‘There is not simply a gender digital divide but a widening socio-economic one too’ In recent days, Vivek ...

LinkedIn: Chinese Can Innovate–But China Can\’t

The Economist asked me to comment on a debate about whether China can innovate. Here is my response. Feel free to ...

Washington Post: Google — not Goldman Sachs — deserves our best minds

Collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps, and structured investment vehicles are some of the greatest innovations created by the financial ...
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