TechCrunch: Students–You Are Probably Not Mark Zuckerberg, So Stay In School

Instead of another boring lecture, last week my students at UC-Berkeley got quite a treat: a lively discussion with...

TechCrunch: The Global Education Race

Earlier this week, I participated in a fascinating series of discussions at The Economist magazine’s summit called “The Ideas...

TechCrunch: Can Russia Build A Silicon Valley?

A few months ago, I wrote about why I believed that Russia’s planned “science city” was destined for failure,...

TechCrunch: Tech Industry Managers: Little Men in Big Shoes?

When I was ready to transition from computer programmer to project manager, my employer, Xerox Corporation, sent me to...

TechCrunch: Silicon Valley’s Dark Secret–It’s All About Age

An interesting paradox in the technology world is that there is both a shortage and a surplus of engineers...

TechCrunch: Chop-Shop Workers and Bootstrappers–Chile Really Wants You

Silicon Valley’s vitality depends on a constant influx of bright people who challenge its inhabitants to work harder and...

TechCrunch: Startups Or Behemoths–Which Are We Going To Bet On?

I knew I would be touching a raw nerve with my last two posts, on patents. But I was...

Why We Need To Abolish Software Patents

During my tech days, I co-authored four software patents. Each cost my startup about $15,000—which seemed like a fortune...