As Thomas Friedman points out in his book The World is Flat, we are increasingly growing closer to one another and the entrepreneurial competitive spirit can be fostered anywhere in the world.
This morning over my cup of joe, I listened to Vivek Wadhwa speak about the immigration crisis in the United States in a different light. His argument was that America was losing part of its competitive edge because it lost so many immigrant entrepreneurs. He called for the immigration system to create a visa that would facilitate those who had good ideas and test out if they could create jobs. Creating jobs and economic security is really what is going to get America out of the ditch.
After a few emails to the author I had a digital copy of his book and had read it by the afternoon. This speed is part of the world we live in and American policy has not caught up.
Wadhwa has a qualified background as a business entrepreneur, educator, and an immigrant himself.
In his book The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent, Vivek Wadhwa does a good job of showcasing the problems with several case studies, reviewing world immigration policy and setting a solution to this problem.
Being a product of immigrant parents, I know of the eagerness to foster new avenues in the land of opportunity that America has always been. Unfortunately, America is not the only avenue for economic prosperity, and we have to adjust and adapt to this new global world.
This book is a good start to begin the dialogue on finding a workable immigration policy that avoids the rhetoric of hate and destruction that often accompanies this policy debate.
By opening the doors to more intellectual “brain” capital into the American system, we can benefits from the fruits of the creative risk that entrepreneurs are willing take on.
For more information on the author Vivek Wadhwa visit: http://wadhwa.com/
The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent by Vivek Wadhwa
- ISBN-10: 1613630212
- ISBN-13: 978-1613630211
An Evening with David Sedaris at Fox Theatre April 16
ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm.
Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.
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Dr. Mike (Michael S. Fenster, MD) has a sense of humor in dispersing his dietary and nutritional advice in The Fallacy of the Calorie, but what’s also funny is the fact that this cardiologist is dishing out all this information while criticizing supposed self-proclaimed food experts.
Take this passage, for example: “These days it seems as if everybody has an opinion about food and health. People watch Dr. Oz, tune in to the Food Network, or read some anecdotal diatribe on the Internet and all of a sudden they’re full of expert opinions and analysis.”
Dr. Mike mentions only Dr. Oz by name. He then goes on to allude to a bunch of straw men who give consumers lots of conflicting food guidance before launching into his own enterprising book of culinary realness. Dr. Mike is in your face and sounds like a go-getter, I guess. He says if I’m happy with the food I eat and my state of wellness, health, verdure, heartiness is a-okay, then this is not the book for me. PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. If only!
SPX 2014 Programming Schedule
SPX is fast approaching! Check out the release about this year’s panels and programming to plan your weekend. They all sound remarkable, highlighting diversity in the comics and cartooning industry that is often overlooked.
The Small Press Expo is pleased to announce the SPX 2014 Programming Schedule. SPX continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule will feature two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.
SPX 2014 programming highlights include special Q&A sessions with headline guests Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, Charles Burns, Raina Telgemeier, Drew Friedman. Eleanor Davis, Mimi Pond and John Porcellino, many of whom will also join in other panel discussions.
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