Silicon Valley: Secret Weapon For The US Economy

I once took Kevin Maney for a flight over Sydney in a seaplane. He didn’t blink when we buzzed low over the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Similarly his steel nerves shine through in an absolutely awesome piece he has written for Portfolio.

Silicon Valley thrives in times like these. True entrepreneurs rise to the challenge and innovation and, subsequently, the economy as a whole benefits. As he says:

During a recession, Silicon Valley doesn’t curl up into a fetal position and pout. It continues to take chances, throwing sparks at kindling, knowing that something will catch fire. It’s the U.S. economy’s secret weapon.

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