About Vivek @wadhwa
Vivek Wadhwa is a distinguished fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering. He is the author of "The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future" and "Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology." Wadhwa is an entrepreneur and academic at Stanford, Duke, Emory and Singularity Universities where he oversees research. Wadhwa has studied the impact of globalization on U.S. competitiveness and also diversity in Silicon Valley -- or the lack of it. He is an advisor to several governments; mentors entrepreneurs; and is a frequent contributor to the PBS NewsHour.
Vivek’s Recent Stories
Making Sen$e Feb 08Opinion: Trump’s immigration policies are a windfall for China and India
America is losing jobs and competitiveness because of its shortsighted immigration policies.
Politics Aug 31Column: If Trump revokes DACA, it will create a humanitarian crisis
As Americans are still reeling from the shock of hearing their President dignify the actions of hatemongers, there is another social crisis brewing. Starting on Sept. 5, more than a million immigrant children could be kicked out of their jobs,…
Economy Aug 08Column: Why, as an immigrant, I am not outraged by Trump’s immigration proposal
We have been bleeding talent and boosting our global competition while arguing only about the plight of undocumented workers, writes entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa.
Economy Jun 26Column: Sadly, in Silicon Valley, Uber’s Kalanick is no outlier
There is no free pass for the tech industry anymore. It must grow up and clean house.
Nation Dec 04Why college education isn’t a bubble
PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has argued that college is overvalued in this country and that not everyone should go. He's even called it a bubble -- like housing. But entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa defends higher education, calling Thiel's ideas…
Nation Nov 21Uber’s boys club is what’s wrong with Silicon Valley
Uber is one of the most hated companies in the technology industry, writes Vivek Wadhwa. But its disrepute is largely because of its arrogance and frat-boy behavior—not only its business practices. And this behavior is only slowing the company down.
Nation Aug 18To save the economy, teach grandma to code
Older companies stuck in their ways may be a drag on the economy, but older people are an asset to innovation, says entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa.
Economy May 28Fixing Google’s gender gap shouldn’t be so hard
Silicon Valley companies justify their dearth of women technologists by claiming that there just aren’t enough to go around. And employee data from Google released Wednesday prove that the technology behemoth is no different; only 17 percent of its technology…
Economy Sep 11The Pernicious Myth that You Don’t Need College to Be an Entrepreneur
Peter Thiel, who funds and mentors young entrepreneurs, speaks at a TEDx conference in Silicon Valley. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Suzie Katz via Creative Commons. Paul Solman: Our friend Vivek Wadhwa, last seen on this page tolling the…
Economy Aug 31Can Microsoft Be Saved? Maybe Not
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the launch event of Windows 8 in 2012. Photo courtesy of Lucas Jackson/REUTERS. Is Microsoft going the way of the Soviet Union? Vivek Wadhwa, vice president for academics and innovation at Singularity University,…