Vivek Wadhwa
Vivek Wadhwa
Columnist

Vivek Wadhwa is Vice President of Innovation and Research at Singularity University, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance fellow at Stanford University, a Visiting Scholar at the University of California-Berkley School of Information, Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, Exec in Residence at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering,  Senior Research Associate at Harvard University’s Labor and Worklife Program, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Emory University’s Halle Institute of Global Learning.  He helps students prepare for the real world; lectures in class; and leads groundbreaking research projects.  He is also an advisor to several startup companies, a columnist for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and a contributor to the popular tech blog TechCrunch. He also writes occasionally for several international publications.  Prior to joining academia in 2005, Wadhwa founded two software companies. He holds an MBA from New York University and a B.A. in Computing Studies from the University of Canberra, in Australia. He is the author of The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent.

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Tremendous advances in technology are letting us dramatically improve the human condition.

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I drove the new Mercedes-Benz electric car. They have a long ways to go to catch the king.

It’s time for Grandma to program software

It’s time for Grandma to program software

If we’re going to ignite our economy, we need to encourage experienced people to start businesses.

Believe the dreamers, not the experts

Believe the dreamers, not the experts

Entrepreneurs should trust their gut if they have an idea, because experts are often the greatest inhibitors of innovation.