Bloomberg BusinessWeek: To Avert A New Saddam in Iraq, Encourage Startups

To Avert A New Saddam in Iraq, Encourage Startups Entrepreneurship is the economic equivalent of participatory democracy. It’s time...

TechCrunch: Startups: Poverty is Underrated. Be Glad That You’re Not Rich

Raising millions of dollars from VCs is still the tech entrepreneurs’ dream. Entrepreneurs believe that a hoard of cash...

TechCrunch: Why Policy Makers Should Review the Facts Before Marching to the Drumbeat of the Xenophobes

The H-1B visa has become the beachhead in the battle against the legal immigration of skilled workers. This is...

TechCrunch: The Open Gov Initiative: Enabling Techies to Solve Government Problems

While grandma flips through photo albums on her sleek iPad, government agencies (and most corporations) process mission-critical transactions on...

TechCrunch: Fixing Societal Problems: It Starts With Mom and Dad

I am quite used to controversy—unsurprisingly, given the topics that I have been exploring with my academic research. But what...

TechCrunch: Is an MBA a Plus or a Minus in the Startup World?

A long time ago, I had to make a really tough choice: invest in an MBA from New York...

BusinessWeek: Top-Down Tech Clusters Often Lack Key Ingredients

Russia’s planned ‘science city’ is a fresh example of centrally planned innovation, which historically falls short of its goals...

TechCrunch: Advice From Founders Who Bootstrapped Their Way to Success

In my last post, I discussed why the odds of a rookie entrepreneur getting seed financing from a VC...