Vivek Wadwha: what Silicon Valley can and can’t teach emerging markets

A recent discussion between Vivek Wadwha, Vice President of Innovation and Research at Singularity University, and Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, on the lack of women on Twitter’s executive board brought more attention to the problem of diversity in Silicon Valley. This is not first or last discussion on the topic; as I wrote last year, Eric Ries- and others- have pointed out that diversity enhances productivity; I argue that it’s even more critical in emerging markets.


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