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Vivek Wadhwa Quotes

I have no doubt that my M.B.A. from New York Universitys Stern School of Business was one of the best investments I ever made. It helped me climb the corporate ladder and become an entrepreneur.
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A key to achieving success is to assemble a strong and stable management team.

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What the tech industry often forgets is that with age comes wisdom. Older workers are usually better at following direction, mentoring, and leading.

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What you want in a mentor is someone who truly cares for you and who will look after your interests and not just their own. When you do come across the right person to mentor you, start by showing them that the time they spend with you is worthwhile.

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When I start getting embroiled in heated debates and feeling stressed, I just turn everything off and disconnect from the world. I simply tell my colleagues and friends that I am not well and need to cancel all meetings for a day or more. I take it easy - go for a long hike, take a vacation somewhere, or just stay at home and read.

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The harsh reality is that if you are middle-aged, write computer code for a living, and earn a six-figure salary, you're headed for the unemployment lines. Your market value declines as you age, and it becomes harder and harder to get a job.

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Recruiting talent is no different than any other challenge a startup faces. It's all about selling.

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A key ingredient in innovation is the ability to challenge authority and break rules.

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Building a company isn't that different from climbing a big mountain. You need people helping you traverse treacherous paths and to lift you up when you fall.

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The natives of Silicon Valley learned long ago that when you share your knowledge with someone else, one plus one usually equals three. You both learn each other's ideas, and you come up with new ones.

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The mentor-mentee relationship is ideally like that of the guru and disciple: motivated by the desire of the guru to impart knowledge to the disciple.

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Most business schools are geared toward churning out investment bankers and management consultants.

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Despite what some investors say, older age is an advantage in the startup world. You know more about industries and markets, and have ideas for products that the world actually needs and a better ability to motivate and manage than a kid out of school does.

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My message to students is that if you want to become an entrepreneur and save the world, definitely don't skip college. But go to a school that you can afford. You'll be freed from the chains of debt and succeed on your own ambition and merit.

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The most valuable lesson I learned in dealing with the ups and downs was to invest in my employees - to do all I could for them when the times were good.

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Whenever I write about immigration, I hear heart-wrenching stories of computer workers who are unemployed and facing severe hardship.

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Student loan debt is the reason I don't advise students who want to become entrepreneurs to apply to elite, expensive colleges. They can be as successful if they go to a relatively inexpensive public college.

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My advice to fledgling entrepreneurs is always the same: build a company that you plan to be with for the next 10 years - that is the best way to increase your chances of success.

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Over the last 10 years, India's perception has gone from being a beggar country to an economic superpower.

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We must first get over the myth that older workers can't innovate.

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Innovating Women is more important today than ever. Things are changing for the better. The recent announcements by Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and Facebook of their diversity numbers-and a pledge to improve these-are the most recent victories. The Boys Club is under fire and is trying to reform itself. Women are achieving success and helping each other. Advancing technologies are leveling the playing field. Women are in the catbird seat for the new era of exponential innovation. This is the time to inspire and motivate-and that is what Innovating Women will surely do.

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