How Johnson’s ‘Great Society’ boosted Silicon Valley

February 11, 2014 6:43 pm

How Johnson’s ‘Great Society’ boosted Silicon Valley

By Swaminathan Aiyar

The rapid rise of the US tech sector can be attributed to enlightened policies, writes Swaminathan Aiyar

The choice of Satya Nadella

as Microsoftchief executive drives home the fact that the US has become the world’s leading technology power by harnessing the skills of millions of skilled Asian immigrants. It is also a vindication, 50 years after the fact, of US President Lyndon Johnson’s legislation to create a “Great Society” that uplifted the poor and ended racial discrimination. Read more of this post

Gartner’s head of research, Peter Sondergaard, talks about the pressure on IT to be more agile, and how the cloud is helping CIOs achieve that

The Cloud Grows Up

Gartner’s Peter Sondergaard on the cloud’s role in helping CIOs achieve agility

Feb. 10, 2014 4:47 p.m. ET

The business applications of the future will be moving onto the cloud to improve their agility, says Gartner Inc. Senior Vice President and Global Head of Research Peter Sondergaard. He speaks at The Wall StreetJournal’s CIO Network conference in San Diego. Read more of this post

Foxconn Is Quietly Working With Google on Robotics

Feb 11, 2014

Foxconn Is Quietly Working With Google on Robotics

LORRAINE LUK

Foxconn has long been associated as the partner for Apple, assembling the majority of the U.S. company’s iPhones and iPads.

But few people know the Taiwanesecontract manufacturer, also known as Hon Hai Precision industry, has been quietly working with Google. Read more of this post

Creativity and hardwork lead to growing empire: The humble beginnings of Cosry Wise (M) Sdn Bhd are truly inspiring, considering the company is currently one of the leading names in Malaysian high fashion.

Updated: Wednesday February 12, 2014 MYT 8:26:48 AM

Creativity and hardwork lead to growing empire

BY ZIEMAN

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Cosry is owned by Ariff (left) and Putra Aziz, who is the designer

The humble beginnings of Cosry Wise (M) Sdn Bhd are truly inspiring, considering the company is currently one of the leading names in Malaysian high fashion. Read more of this post

He taught music to actors Ewan McGregor and Daniel Craig in the 1990s and, as director of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, is probably the most influential music educator in Singapore today

Led to music by a horse

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From teaching music to actors such as Daniel Craig, Professor Bernard Lanskey now helps students at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music pursue their dreams. Read more of this post

Growth Isn’t Over; growth is only being “held back by our inability to process all the new ideas fast enough.”

February 11, 2014, 5:31 PM ET

Growth Isn’t Over

MICHAEL HICKINS

There is a school of thought that economic growth, fueled by innovation, is over. Robert Gordon, a professor at Northwestern University, wrote that “the future of American economic growth is dismal,” in a 2012 article published by The Wall Street Journal. Not everyone is ready to throw in the towel. In a blog post published by TalkingPointsMemo, Professors Erik Brynjolfsson, of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and Andrew McAfee, of the MIT Center for Digital Business, argue that growth is only being “held back by our inability to process all the new ideas fast enough.” Read more of this post

Patience and Thrift by John D. Rockefeller; John D. Rockefeller’s 1941 Speech

Patience and Thrift by John D. Rockefeller

Patience:

All the while, John Rockefeller, with the dogged patience
that would defeat scores of embattled competitors, waited
determinedly in the wings. …

Rockefeller succeeded because he believed in the longterm
prospects of the business and never treated it as a mirage that
would soon fade. Read more of this post

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