Category Archives: America At Its Best: Education, Innovation & Art

This section deals with articles focused on America especially American Universities, Education, Culture, Art etc. Michigan will feature prominently in this section

Superlative Seattle…

Seattle is not the only triumph of America but a Superlative achievement of humanity. Seattle is an amazing city, rich in diversity, culture, technology and engineering marvel. It is also the hometown of Grunge Music and genesis of rock bands like Nirvana (Remember the heavenly Kurt Cobain), Pearl Jam…ah Jeremy the mesmerizing  Eddie Vedder, Soundgarden etc and the iconic Jimi Hendrix.

I am so happy that I came to Seattle. It has all the makings of an exemplary American city. Kick ass people, breathtaking landscape surrounded by the divine bay, enticing skyscrapers and a thriving American culture. Seattle is one of the most innovative cities in the world and a known technological hot bath. I am yet to explore museums, planetarium etc. and will come out with a special feature on Seattle. Seattle has everything, mountains, bay and a bubbling downtown.

There is a part of myself which will always be in Pittsburg,  a bit in Chicago and I know Denver is one the quintessential cities in the world (not visited) but Seattle rocks…I am finally alive…so alive…

Coming Up Rise of Geeks…A tribute to technology…Microsoft, Google., Amazon, eBay, Facebook and many others…

Great Schools: One for American Parents

Greatschools.org funded by the Gates Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and the Robertson Foundation provides school information and parenting resources to help millions of American families choose the right school, support learning at home, and guide their children to great futures.  Continue reading Great Schools: One for American Parents

Country Music, Ann Arbor Special

I was sitting at Starbucks writing cover letter for a job application, when I met with my classmate cute Naoto along with his charming wife from Ford School. The couple is expecting their first baby girl this September and my best wishes. They informed me about a country music special in Ann Arbor and I joined them to watch the spectacle. Continue reading Country Music, Ann Arbor Special

UMICH: Bicentennial Celebration, Aunt Ruth, Exploration to Space with Nish at his little best

Happy Independence Day my fellow Americans…July Fourth241 years since adoption of Declaration of Independence…  

“In the bright history of this institution we joyfully read a happy augury for her future.” President James B. Angell, 1887

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor celebrated 200 years of its inception. Please do not confuse inception with the movie Inception by Christopher Nolan which although a brilliant movie was a bit confusing through its matrix of subplots.  Continue reading UMICH: Bicentennial Celebration, Aunt Ruth, Exploration to Space with Nish at his little best

Social Impact & Entrepreneurship, UMICH…Optimize it the best way…

Turn your ideas into impact…Optimize

If you could change one thing, what would you change?

Optimize is a supportive community for student innovators working towards a just and sustainable world. Optimize helps to foster and incubate social ventures at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor providing seed capital, operational and implementation guidance, mentor-ship for them to have a sustainable impact in the society…Mark the word sustainable…https://www.optimizemi.org/about/#optimize-way

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How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the U.S. Economy?…Stanford Business School

I am republishing an article by Stanford Graduate School of Business on venture funding.

Over the past 30 years, venture capital has become a dominant force in the financing of innovative American companies. From Google to Intel to FedEx, companies supported by venture capital have profoundly changed the U.S. economy. Despite the young age of the venture capital industry, a fifth of current public U.S. companies received venture capital financing.Venture capital (VC) is a high-touch form of financing that is used primarily by young, innovative, and highly risky companies. Venture capitalists provide not only financing but also mentorship, strategic guidance, network access, and other support. These investments are highly speculative — most of the companies that receive VC funding will fail, even as some become runaway successes. Three out of the five largest companies in the world received most of their early external financing from VC. Continue reading How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the U.S. Economy?…Stanford Business School