globalization

  • Software Is Eating All the Jobs Too

    Software Is Eating All the Jobs Too

    A few months ago I was giving a talk in my hometown of Memphis, TN, and someone asked what the city could do to ignite more entrepreneurship among inner city kids. My immediate answer was teach coding-- even basic app building skills-- along with English and Math in every public school. I was surprised that my brother-- an engineer who worked for many years in Silicon Valley before relocating… Read More

  • The Global Education Race

    The Global Education Race

    This week, I participated in a fascinating series of discussions at The Economist magazine’s summit called “The Ideas Economy: Human Potential - When the world grows up”. I came away with the realization that we’re not tapping into even a tiny fraction of the potential that human beings have. Additionally, we have a unique opportunity, today, to leverage the entire world’s talent. In… Read More

  • India is morphing into a global R&D hub, but can it ever take on Silicon Valley?

    India is morphing into a global R&D hub, but can it ever take on Silicon Valley?

    When Americans think of the Indian technology sector, they still perceive a nation of call center workers and low-level computer programmers administering databases and updating websites. But while the West was sleeping, Indian IT morphed into a giant R&D machine. Indian companies that started out doing call center and low-level IT work have climbed the value chain to become outsourced… Read More

  • 3 Billion Mobile Subscriptions Worldwide: That's A Lot of iPhones

    3 Billion Mobile Subscriptions Worldwide: That's A Lot of iPhones

    A new study by Informa found that there are more than 3 billion SIM cards in active rotation, which means that lots of folks have more than one SIM card and that there are seriously lots of phones out there. I mean think about it: 3 billion mobile subscribers. That’s an amazing number, a world changing number. That’s 3 billion people who had almost no way of connecting to the outside… Read More