Silicon Valley

5
Dec

VC Jean-Louis Gassée’s advice for French entrepreneurs – en français

I’m reposting this interview that I did several years ago. Jean Louis is just as relevant today as he was then. Many months ago I ended doing the rounds of the international executives I talked to over 14 months here in the Silicon Valley because the book with their interviews was finished. Since I was having withdrawal symptoms and really missed

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9
Jun

Case Studies: Management skills for international entrepreneurs and executives in Silicon Valley

We work with international clients – executives and entrepreneurs – from a variety of countries. Here are a few, short business communications case studies showing what solutions we find when working on their particular communication skills. Go to our coaching page to find more descriptions. We approach each business client’s concerns on an individual basis and work with him/her to find

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4
Apr

8 ways for international startups to deliver a great investor pitch to VCs or Angels

A couple of weeks ago, I was working with a group of Spaniards who were coming to Silicon Valley to taste the air of entrepreneurship and start-ups in the hopes of getting inspired. I wanted to show them 8 ways to deliver a great investor pitch. They had prepared their 3 – 5 minute pitches based on the PPT I had

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20
May

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.

10
Aug

Brazilian Vision of How Individuals and Companies Should Be Using Social Media [via SLIDESHARE]

Image via Wikipedia This presentation on slideshare from Brazil, [muito bem feito] looks at what is so special about social media. Interesting to see how we and our social media participation are seen from other cultures’ view point. In fact they point out that companies still “don’t get it” and need to understand that social media is there for: 1.

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22
Jun

UBERGIZMO Silicon Valley’s Greatest Gadget Blog:Personal Interview

Yesterday (June 21, 2009), I had a chance to catch up with Eliane and Hubert, the Co-Founders of Ubergizmo, they are passionate about their business which came about – as many things do in Silicon Valley – by accident as they were developing their blog. Listen to hear more about their ideas and experiences (in French). “Voici l’interview avec Eliane

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18
May

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 abuse” of the high tech companies that hire cheaper, foreign labor in the place of more expensive, skilled American workers.

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15
Apr

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, the petitions that were received  filled only half of the 65,000 available visas. Why are skilled professionals moving out of

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12
Apr

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 who have finished their degrees in US colleges should get some kind of permanent work status or have to leave

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31
Mar

Visualization of Web 2.0 – Conversation Prism/Solis

I think the way Brian Solis makes social media touchable for all of us is just amazing. Here is his conversation prism guide to social media. He says: You + Me + Mutual Value = The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and Jesse Thomas Related articles by Zemanta Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn (strivepr.com) 47 Awesome Twitter Tools You Should be Using |

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