What the world shouldn’t learn from Silicon Valley

Learn all you can from the entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley but don’t become like them. This was my advice to ...

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 ...

My advice to the world’s entrepreneurs: Copy and steal — the Silicon Valley way

In a videoconference hosted by Indian start-up website Inc42, I gave Indian entrepreneurs some advice that startled them. I said that instead ...

Don’t believe the hype about AI in business

To borrow a punch line from Duke professor Dan Ariely, artificial intelligence is like teenage sex: “Everyone talks about it, nobody really ...

The big lesson from Amazon and Whole Foods: Disruptive competition comes out of nowhere

I doubt that Google and Microsoft ever worried about the prospect that a book retailer, Amazon, would come to lead ...

What students should learn from Uber’s recent troubles

The criticism of Uber continues to pile up. This week, the car service was found to use secret software to ...

The renegade whose dream started the latest space race

Elon Musk’s company SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origins have grabbed the headlines in the space race, both of them ...

Fewer foreign entrepreneurs say they need the U.S. That’s a problem.

Apple is facing accusations that it copied Chinese innovations in the iPhone 7.  Indeed, China’s smartphone manufacturers released dual-camera systems ...

Democracy is a great thing, except in the workplace

“The Soviet Union I left behind was a dictatorship but the workplace was a democracy; America may be free but ...
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