The great global experiment

Thanks to the pandemic, a corporate culture of innovation has belatedly arrived READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION The boxer Mike Tyson once mused that “everyone has a plan until they are punched in the mouth”. The pandemic was a powerful right hook across the jaw of governments and businesses. Plans, strategies – processes followed to … Read more

India’s new energy

From zero to hero: the problem child is growing into a poster boy READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION I knew which way the wind was blowing. Exactly two years ago, I risked ridicule on these very pages by comparing India with Scotland. On the face of it, this was indeed an outlandish comparison. A windswept … Read more

Virus tech is real and terrifying

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION This pandemic was a mistake. The next might not be The English have a neat take on Hanlon’s razor. “Never attribute to conspiracy,” they say in London, “what can be adequately explained by cock-up.” This is useful to have in mind when analysing world events, the pandemic among them. A … Read more

The virus will accelerate progress

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Covid-19 has broken the mould of the way we live our lives You might think we’d gone backwards. The pandemic triggered ugly scenes: neighbours spying on each other; militias raiding US state capitols; conspiracy theorists hiding blades behind 5G propaganda posters to deter their removal. Yet the consequences of coronavirus … Read more

Your best salespeople are your developers

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Tech experts are better at selling than they like to believe It was never part of the plan. When I went into tech as young geek, I regarded selling as something other people did, mostly grudgingly. I perceived the notion of sales as profoundly malign: hustling folks to buy things … Read more

AI bias is a myth. Human bias is the problem

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Fair judgement is being crushed by data, writes Vivek Wadhwa Enough of the nonsense. AI isn’t inherently biased. The world as humans shaped it is. AI is merely a fast computer system which recognizes the patterns that we have taught it. It is several orders of magnitude bigger and more … Read more

Nobody is born into business

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Who wants to be an entrepreneur? Maybe she’s born with it? Actually, it turns out she isn’t. And nor is he, or them, or any of the other millions around the world who have made a great living as successful businesspeople. Research from Duke and Harvard universities reveals that anyone … Read more

Yes, culture matters in tech too

Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, writes Vivek Wadhwa [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. A Western tech brand developed by Westerners for Westerners seems incapable of pivoting to new markets. Its forays into China are underwhelming. Prospects … Read more

Dialogue Classic: The internet’s biggest challenge is how to handle the hate

  The global village is turning nasty, writes Vivek Wadhwa [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] The whole point of villages is that they are nice. The word conjures up thatched cottages in picture-postcard English hamlets where everybody knows each other. The ‘global village’ – the shorthand used to advertise the internet when … Read more