For These Young Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley Is, Like, Lame

For These Young Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley Is, Like, Lame

For These Young Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley Is, Like, Lame A trip to Silicon Valley is something of a rite for ambitious Chinese startups and investors looking for inspiration in global tech’s mecca of innovation. But a visit last week failed to impress. Silicon Valley’s allure is...
A Short History Of The Most Important Economic Theory In Tech

A Short History Of The Most Important Economic Theory In Tech

A Short History Of The Most Important Economic Theory In Tech This summer marked the 20th anniversary of one of the Harvard Business Review ‘s most influential articles ever, “Increasing Returns and the New World of Business,” by theoretical economist W. Brian Arthur, who was and remains a fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. The summer of 1996 was a propitious moment for such an article to...
Eight VCs’ Predictions On The Year Ahead In Innovation

Eight VCs’ Predictions On The Year Ahead In Innovation

Eight VCs’ Predictions On The Year Ahead In Innovation Like most of the globe, the tech world had a peculiar 2016. Last year, phones blew up, half a billion people lost their sensitive information, “fake news” expanded its reach on Facebook, and more than a few Pokémon hunters found themselves in hospital...
Lessons From Silicon Valley’s Biggest Mistakes Of 2016

Lessons From Silicon Valley’s Biggest Mistakes Of 2016

Lessons From Silicon Valley’s Biggest Mistakes Of 2016 Sometimes it’s good to take stock, not only of your own errors, but also those of your peers. This year Silicon Valley startups, unicorns, and public companies made blunders they’d probably like to forget about. But in the spirit of self-education, we’re highlighting three such miscalculations so you don’t fall into the cavernous missteps of...
America Doesn’t Have Time For More Tech-Challenged Politicians

America Doesn’t Have Time For More Tech-Challenged Politicians

America Doesn’t Have Time For More Tech-Challenged Politicians During my 35 years of covering the technology industry, I have seen firsthand how companies have tried to keep an arm’s-length relationship with the government. With some rare exceptions-the Pentagon’s cooperation and collaboration with industry brought us the internet-Silicon Valley has generally tried to avoid federal and state...