Category Archives: Immigration Issues

Vivek Wadhwa’s fireside chat at Stanford with Angelika Blendstrup, April 5, 2011

Vivek Wadhwa gave his advice and ideas to international entrepreneurs who came to Bishop Auditorium at Stanford to listen to him being interviewed about entrepreneurship around the world by Angelika Blendstrup. Continue reading

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Free the H-1Bs, Free the Economy – Vivek Wadhwa/August 2009

I just found this troublesome article [in TechCrunch] by  Vivek Wadhwa, who in other articles frequently points out to us that our immigrants, the ones who come here, get incredible degrees, found companies, develop patents, are now going home, back … Continue reading

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Jack Welsh’s “Lebensweisheit” : The 10 Leadership Principles

Image by Getty Images via Daylife I read an interesting, short article that Peter Isackson wrote for the Intercultural Insights Group, he brought up the simple yet profound leadership principles that Jack Welsh developed in his time as CEO at … Continue reading

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Even though we need foreign-born professionals here in the US, the H-1B visa hounds are after them again.

Image via Wikipedia As Vivek Wadhwa said in Business Week, “For the third year running, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) have taken aim at immigrant labor.”  It seems that both of these senators want to “reduce the … Continue reading

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Is Silicon Valley Experiencing a Brain Drain?

Image via Wikipedia For all the people who have been complaining…fearing… that foreigners take away jobs from Americans, you don’t have to worry this year and who knows about the years to come. According to Daya Baran, this year, 2009, … Continue reading

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Is the US making a mistake limiting H-1B visas?

Image by Pesky Library via Flickr The New York Times is currently featuring a series on skilled foreign-born workers and their limited access to H-1B visas. The Times raises the question whether these highly skilled foreign-born workers plus foreign students … Continue reading

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Immigrants settling into the United States

Image via Wikipedia See where and how  many immigrants settled in the United States thanks to an article in the New York Times.

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Seesmic, CoolIris, Ubergizmo, l’Atelier Speak at Internationally Cool & Plugged In Event

 Eliane Fiolet, Hubert, Nguyen, Loic le Meur, Dominique Piotet, Soujanya Bumkhar and Angelika Blendstrup/Daniel Zimmerman, co-moderators, at last week’s event, “Internationally Cool and Plugged in.” Photos from Karsten Lemm 130 people attended the event held at Cooley Godward, Palo Alto … Continue reading

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Can GOOG-411/US Conquer Foreign Accents?

Image via Wikipedia Can GOOG-411/US conquer foreign accents? Imagine an Indian, Frenchman or Chinese looking to call a local US business number using GOOG-411. Needless to say, it can become a very frustrating. If we think of a Chinese English … Continue reading

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Conversation with the CEO of Silicon Valley’s coolest little plug-in – CoolIris

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Soujanya Bhumkar,  CEO and Co-founder of the coolest browser add-on around – CoolIris! On February 25, 2009, at the law offices of Cooley Godward in Palo Alto, he and other inspiring … Continue reading

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