Vivek's Recent Stories
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.
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…
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.
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,…
Economy Jul 25The Immigrant Brain Drain: How America Is Losing Its High-Tech Talent
Diversity boosts high-tech innovation in America, argues Vivek Wadhwa. Photo courtesy of John Moore/Getty Images. Paul Solman: There aren't enough IT jobs to meet demand? Vivek Wadhwa, director of research at Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University and a…