Tech Exodus: Is Silicon Valley in Trouble?

February 02, 2021

On January 7, the news media announced that Elon Musk had surpassed Jeff Bezos as “the richest person on Earth.” I have a personal interest in the story. Two of my neighbors just bought a Tesla, and this morning, on the highway between Geneva and Lausanne, an angry Tesla driver flashed me...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Downgraded” by Forbes

June 20, 2018

A former Silicon Valley entrepreneur was downgraded and humiliated because of a combination of illegal activity and a failing business. Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of life sciences company Theranos, is in the news again. Once the darling of Wall Street, admired and backed by no less than James...

The World This Week: Uber Reflects Dark Side of Silicon Valley

March 05, 2017

The cowboy culture of Silicon Valley makes people hardworking, innovative and passionate, but also obsessive, domineering and ruthless. This week, US President Donald Trump gave an address before a joint session of Congress. He spoke largely in clichés and claimed the US was witnessing “the...