Shervin Pishevar decided to share a wide array of thoughts on Twitter recently. Actually, he created quite the tweet storm, sending out 50 tweets in the span of 21 hours. During this time, he identified that the United States is losing the battle for innovation.
Silicon Valley is the Capital
As far as anyone was concerned, Silicon Valley became the capital for innovation. This happened not just for the US but for the rest of the world. If a startup was going to happen, it would come out of Silicon Valley, California.
In recent years, this is not necessarily the case. Romania, China, Italy, Brazil, and plenty of other countries have experienced major startups as well.
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Shervin Pishevar identifies that there are many good reasons for this.
What’s Happening in the US
Shervin Pishevar blames the United States government for us losing our innovation. Much of this has to do with crumbling infrastructures. A lot of it also has to do with some of the physical and cultural walls that we have built as a government. It is keeping immigrant talent from entering Silicon Valley.
As a result, entrepreneurship has become a movement. Is completely borderless, which means that Silicon Valley is more of a viral idea than a physical location.
Is there a way for us to get it back?
It’s unlikely that the United States will ever get its innovation back, especially if we don’t start looking at the various frameworks that exist. Often, US companies want to follow monopoly frameworks that don’t work for them.
Further, the speed of execution continues to be a problem for the United States. Yet, China has proven that their speed of execution is better than anyone. Shervin Pishevar gave the example of a train station in China being built in only nine hours. The United States simply cannot compete with things like that.
The tweets that Shervin Pishevar sent out have people thinking. They have to look at the speed of execution and their overall infrastructure if they ever want to win the innovation battle ever again.