Tag: indians

13
Nov

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 to their countries to live a life in a community that values them more. I present the article in its

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3
Jan

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 speaker, who often doesn’t pronounce the consonants in the word or the endings, trying to get the number of, say,

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10
May

Inspiring Women: Women 2.0 Conference Stanford Women in Business

How inspiring it was this morning, May 10, 2008, to see a whole room [tent] full of eager, young women, all determined to move forward with their ideas which will turn into full fledged businesses – and the women are counting on this. The back of the room had a clothes line hung along the wall, full of napkins, on

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3
Apr

Rush for H1-B Visas for 2008 – are there enough? We need these foreign professionals!

Image from Wikipedia The 2 tech greats Oracle (ORCL), Microsoft (MSFT) are trying to make Congress understand that they need to increase the amount of foreign skilled workers they let into the country under the H1-B Visa. [Source:http://www.siliconvalley.com/ci_8726242.htm] Once more applications for the H1-B lottery are going out next Tuesday and last year, the quota was filled on the first

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25
Mar

Gossip – An International or American phenomenon?

Image from WikipediaGossip is probably the least effective form of communication. Do the French or Spaniards do more of it? Are Americans less likely to pass along “bad” rumors? Do Chinese gossip, are Japanese or Indians also involved in gossiping about their colleagues? I don’t know who does it the most, but everyone seems to gossip at work. Joseph Conrad

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14
Mar

Network outside of your comfort zone

Image from Wikipedia Networking is a way of life for most Americans, it seems they start in Kindergarten and just keep on improving their networking skills. For example, a friend of mine, Samba Murthy, gave some sage advice, urging Indian professionals to network among other groups. He said, “The biggest problem with Indians is they tend to focus just on

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