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Many countries have sought to create their own versions of Silicon Valley. Nearly all have failed.
Posted October 12th, 2012 - 5:29 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Really,many countries have sought to create their own versions of Silicon Valley,among them Skolkovo too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skolkovo
https://plus.google.com/+PaulAllen/posts/1TSCVioCYPg
http://www.sk.ru/en.aspx
And many other sites,but nearly all have failed...
and now this a new one.
Entrepreneurs in Latin America.The lure of Chilecon Valley.
As America shuts out immigrant entrepreneurs, Chile welcomes them.
http://www.economist.com/node/21564589?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/thelureofchileconvalley
Halima

Posted October 12th, 2012 - 5:53 am from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted October 12th, 2012 - 6:08 am by from New York, United States (Permalink)
New York City is setting itself up to be the next Silicon Valley.

Posted October 12th, 2012 - 6:43 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
George,
Many people have brought the honor to the USA...
and not only native Americans..
There is the Dr.A.Jagadeesh's comment to the:
American Leadership in Science, Measured in Nobel Prizes. [Infographic]
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonbruner/2011/10/05/nobel-prizes-and-american-leadership-in-science-infographic/
@"Excellent infographic Jon Bruner . Infact I was about to prepare similar statistics but dropped after seeing your infographic. However I want to make a correction since it involves my country.
You wrote:
“The United States is also unique in the scale on which it attracts human capital: of the 314 laureates who won their Nobel prize while working in the U.S., 102 (or 32%) were foreign born, including 15 Germans, 12 Canadians, 10 British, six Russians and six Chinese (twice as many as have received the award while working in China).” How about Indians?
Here are corrected details:
India
Nobel laureates of India
1. Ronald Ross,Medicine, 1902
2. Rudyard Kipling, Literature, 1907
3. Rabindranath Tagore, Literature, 1913
4. C. V. Raman, Physics, 1930
5. Har Gobind Khorana*, born in then British India, Medicine, 1968
6. Mother Teresa, born in then Ottoman Empire, now Macedonia, Peace, 1979
7. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar*, born in then British India, Physics, 1983
8. Amartya Sen*, born in then British India, Economics, 1998
9. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan*, Chemistry, 2009
10. V.S. Naipaul*, Literature, 2001
Nobel Prizes
Citizens of India and Indian Origin

C V RAMAN
Rabindranath Tagore
Amartya Sen
Foreign citizens born in India
Ronald Ross
Rudyard Kipling

Foreign born Indian Citizens
Mother Teresa

Indian born Foreign Citizens
Mohammad Abdus Salam
Hargobind Khorana
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Foreign Citizens of Indian Origin
V.S. Naipaul
(Source: Wikipedia)
George,heard that the population of Canada is a mixture too,are there Nobel Prize Winners too and in what areas?
Now there is this ELECTRONIC DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY.
https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/
Many people here dream to win this green card.
Halima

Posted October 12th, 2012 - 6:54 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Am thinking about this picture:



Apples of knowledge...
Oh, how it is NOT EASY to plant/care/water/get/eat them here..
the tall concrete WALL,even the APPLES are different,our seem to be not even ripe... under the same sun...
Halima

Posted October 13th, 2012 - 12:33 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
think that the review of Zuckerberg to Moscow helps to understand some features the Silicon Valley today.
http://www.terra-america.ru/cukerberg-iz-cukerburga-ili-o-prirode-amerikanskoi-neudachi.aspx#.UHQ_1eHiW48.twitter
and
the Stanford Report, October 12, 2012 informs that
Universities suffering from near-fatal 'cost disease'
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/october/tanner-lecture-one-101212.html
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Posted October 15th, 2012 - 5:19 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
am watching an interview of Al Roth,who has made significant contributions to the fields of game theory, market design and experimental economics. He has won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with Lloyd Shapley.

http://www.youtube.com/user/StanfordUniversity
@"Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions.


The University was founded in 1891 by Leland and Jane Stanford to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." More than a century later, Stanford remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing our students for leadership in today's complex world.
The Stanford Channel on YouTube is an archive of videos from schools, departments, and programs across the university highlighting faculty lectures, events, news, and more".
H

Posted October 15th, 2012 - 5:38 pm from Portland, United States
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Posted October 16th, 2012 - 9:28 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Cadence,
your post is thought provoking,must rethink.
"CHILECON Valley" is already home to some smart local entrepreneurs, one of whom is using technology to help regrow a forest in Patagonia.
Reforest Patagonia.Millions of trees for the public good.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2012/10/reforest-patagonia?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/millionsoftrees
not bad ,because some local results are there.
Halima

Posted October 16th, 2012 - 12:57 pm from Sydney, Australia
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Posted October 16th, 2012 - 1:46 pm from Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
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Posted October 16th, 2012 - 4:33 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
what thought provoking comments are here:
Call It Chimerica: The U.S. and China Grow Ever Closer.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-11/call-it-chimerica-the-u-dot-s-dot-and-china-grow-ever-closer#r=hp-lst
more and more controversial articles on USA...may be I am not right?
Halima

Posted October 16th, 2012 - 5:06 pm from Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
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Posted October 12th, 2012 - 6:11 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
If I am not mistaken the center of the Silicon Valley is
San Francisco?!
-Great Places.San Francisco Is America's Best City in 2012.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-09-26/san-francisco-is-americas-best-city-in-2012
-Twitter and Airbnb Founders Want to Build a Smarter City.
http://mashable.com/2012/10/09/sf-citi/
Guess that San Francisco is the blend of many cultures,languages:
-Celebrations of the Columbus Day...
http://photos.state.gov/libraries/amgov/3234/October_2012/10022012_792px-Columbus_Taking_Possession-600.jpg
-and here you can watch about Fort Ross,which was established in 1812, on a stretch of the Pacific Ocean eighty miles north of San Francisco.
http://www.fortross.org/s/img/emotionheader6879640504.png?1340216993.940px.210px
Fort Ross Bicentennial: Insider's Peek At The Historical Celebration.
On July 28-29, one of the first and oldest Russian settlements in the United States celebrated its two-hundredth birthday. Kira Tverskaya, this year's SURF officer, was lucky enough to spend a weekend lost somewhere between the present and the past, on the coast of Northern California, where still stands an ancient Russian fortress.
http://www.joinsurf.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=59&cntnt01pagelimit=7&cntnt01returnid=15
-Moscow is 865 years old.
-Москва отмечает свое 865-летие.
Moscow is 865 years old.
-Some pictures on Skolkovo...
https://plus.google.com/s/SKOLKOVO%20PICTURES
Would like to read opinions on how the Smarter City San Francisco is working.
Halima

Posted October 17th, 2012 - 6:23 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
let's discuss our topic:
Many countries have sought to create their own versions of Silicon Valley. Nearly all have failed.
Immigrant entrepreneurs.The Chilecon Valley challenge.
In the war for talent, America can learn a lot from Chile
THE world’s most valuable resource is talent. No country grows enough of it. Some, however, enjoy the colossal advantage of being able to import it. Rich, peaceful countries can attract clever immigrants.
http://www.economist.com/node/21564564?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/chileconvalleychallenge
Halima

Posted October 17th, 2012 - 7:07 am from Portland, United States
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Posted October 17th, 2012 - 8:28 am from Marsalforn, Malta
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Posted October 17th, 2012 - 9:07 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Cadence,
Sorry to read yours:
@America is fighting with both hands cuffed.
Obama emphasized the need to make green cards (residency permits) easier to obtain for talented foreigners, lest we continue to suffer a brain drain".
But seems you have some effective mechanisms?
Had we had so kind of micro financing mechanisms here!
Kiva founder talks beginnings,finding meaning after Stanford
http://www.stanforddaily.com/2012/10/14/kiva-founders-talk-beginnings-finding-meaning-after-stanford/
and on the ELECTRONIC DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY,also the green card for Uzbek citizens.
https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/
Halima

Posted October 17th, 2012 - 9:23 am from Marsalforn, Malta
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Posted October 17th, 2012 - 11:14 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
sims,
sorry for usual moderating in this case seemingly too harnessing words!
I cannot open your link.
I like this discussion because serious CS are here with their opinions.
would hear what be said at a live webchat in 1 hour from now
@"Do you want to immigrate to US? Join us at 17:00 today for a live webchat on 2014 DV program w/ Vice Consul Westhassel:
My Question is:is Age Relevant?
Halima

Posted October 17th, 2012 - 11:59 am from Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
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Posted October 17th, 2012 - 12:36 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Zoe,
thank you for a link.
Sounds inspiring,but these countries do not issue visas like a green card.
Halima

Posted October 17th, 2012 - 2:18 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi Zoe,
and this is what happens in Russia,cannot even believe my eyes while reading this..
Very sad.
Жириновский считает хорошее образование опасным.
http://news.rambler.ru/15969937/40347016/
http://news.rambler.ru/15969937/
Halima

Posted October 19th, 2012 - 2:27 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted October 19th, 2012 - 3:21 pm from Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
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Posted October 19th, 2012 - 3:47 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
May be this happens because sometimes not professionals are in the politics,in other areas leading there.
I feel that here when must oppose some opinions at our threads too and therefore partially agree with the author Mike Caulfield.
How TED Culture Destroyed the World, Literally
http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=59294&utm_source=buffer&buffer_share=509f7
Halima

Posted October 19th, 2012 - 11:24 pm from Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
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Posted October 20th, 2012 - 4:01 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Zoe,
cannot open this link about Mexico,but think that your post is true due countries like Mexico and your observation is very valuable,because it is the first hand one.
interested to read about your opinion on the outcomes of the Silicon Valley.
At the forum Politics/Government. International politics. I've opened a thread:
BRIC+S 2012,but Turkey...
And till now got no one reply.
AB ekonomisi sadece Türkiye ile büyür.
http://hurarsiv.hurriyet.com.tr/goster/ShowNew.aspx?id=21686797
http://inosmi.ru/europe/20121016/200965150.html
Quick Study: Andrew Finkel on Turkey
Not as simple as it seems.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2012/10/quick-study-andrew-finkel-turkey?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/notassimpleasitseems
Interested to read about your opinion on the outcomes of the Silicon Valley,we consume today in our global village.Assume, that one of the outcomes of Silicon Valley was Singlish,the blend of English varieties and Spanish?
Halima

Posted October 21st, 2012 - 3:24 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Zoe,
what can you say about this:
American immigration.People power.America needs to rethink its immigration policy.
http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21564812-america-needs-rethink-its-immigration-policy?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/peoplepower
Halima

Posted October 21st, 2012 - 9:35 pm from Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
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Posted October 24th, 2012 - 8:19 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Zoe,
but was really disappointed.So great plans here:
http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2012/10/20121019137755.html#axzz2A3MMRRfR
and by this seminar:
You are right!
@"The immigration policy is silly and it will probably eventually have to change. It's called biting off the nose to spite the face. Now there is an idiom for you! ha!"...
http://graphics.pas-tashkent.org/2014_DV_webchat_transcript_2012-10-17.pdf
H

Posted October 25th, 2012 - 6:27 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
@Zoe,
Is he a Green Card Holder too?
The Rajat Gupta trial,American dream turned nightmare.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2012/06/rajat-gupta-trial-0
What a tragic fate!
Rajat Gupta.McKinsey, Goldman, jail.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2012/10/rajat-gupta?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/mckinseygoldmanjail
H

Posted October 29th, 2012 - 3:51 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
this approach seems be better than to increase Green Card Holders.good educated minds would create own versions of their national Silicon Valley,
Brazil's National Education Plan for the next decade sets a target for public education spending at 10% of GDP by 2020 http://econ.st/SPmT3T
Education spending in Brazil.
Coming soon: the world’s priciest classrooms.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2012/10/education-spending-brazil?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/worldspriciestclassroom
H

Posted October 19th, 2012 - 3:37 pm from Sydney, Australia
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Bloomberg News asks:
Why Silicon Valley Won't Stay On Top of the Tech World.
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-27/why-silicon-valley-wont-stay-on-top-of-the-tech-world#r=bloomberg
Q&A: Why U.S. Companies Fail to Innovate.
http://business.time.com/2013/01/24/qa-why-u-s-companies-fail-to-innovate/
@BW informs on
How Canada plans to steal Silicon Valley's immigrant entrepreneurs.
http://buswk.co/Yz5yDv
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-25/how-canada-plans-to-steal-silicon-valleys-immigrant-entrepreneurs
Hillary Clinton Helps Silicon Valley on Her Way Out the Door.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-02-04/hillary-clinton-helps-silicon-valley-on-her-way-out-the-door#r=hp-ls
Halima

Posted March 18th, 2013 - 10:14 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
A new turn?!
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-14/silicon-valley-tech-giants-plan-super-green-campuses




Posted June 11th, 2013 - 1:29 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
МЕНЕДЖМЕНТ.
15 цитат от создателей Кремниевой долины из фильма Something Ventured
http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopesandfears/experience/management/119101-something-ventured
http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopesandfears/ideas/cloud/120767-dolina

Posted June 11th, 2013 - 11:55 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
and here are comments on Silicon Valley:
What's the dark side of Silicon Valley?
in English
http://www.quora.com/Silicon-Valley/Whats-the-dark-side-of-Silicon-Valley?utm_source=General+Users&utm_campaign=0565c51171-c%3A7+Stories+to+read+this+weekend+d%3A06-01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1dd83065c6-0565c51171-99354749
Halima

Posted June 19th, 2013 - 3:08 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
and
This Is the Plan For Brooklyn's New "Tech Triangle"
http://www.complex.com/city-guide/2013/06/brooklyn-tech-triangle
Halima

Posted June 19th, 2013 - 3:40 pm by from Marsalforn, Malta (Permalink)
Have you read any essays by Paul Graham?

Here is one that might pertain to your Silican Valley topic.
It is from a few years ago but still might interest you.

http://paulgraham.com/maybe.html

sims

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@sims,
Thank you.
Just interested to understand how the people really feel, who are living/working in Silicon Valley.
A number of companies that employees recently voted the best places to work are headquartered in Silicon Valley, including Google, pictured
Lifestyle.Seeking Job Satisfaction? Head West.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-06-21/seeking-job-satisfaction-head-west

But the giant Google is Lobbying?! Google spent $18.2 million on lobbying last year.
Don't Expect Silicon Valley to Stop Asking for Political Favors.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-02/dont-expect-silicon-valley-to-stop-asking-for-political-favors#r=nav-r-story
seems that not all is so brilliant there...
Why Are California's Businesses Disappearing?
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-03/why-are-californias-businesses-disappearing#r=read
Halima

Posted July 9th, 2013 - 4:51 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
In Silicon Valley, it’s good to be king.
http://pandodaily.com/2013/04/08/in-silicon-valley-its-good-to-be-king/

Halima