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Hope from Silicon Valley

  • Jennie S. Bev

San Francisco   /   Tue, November 18 2008   /  10:30 am

In September I attended a presentation by a group of distinguished movers and shakers in the region and by Silicon Valley Joint Venture Network’s President and CEO Russell Hancock. In the midst of a bleak economy, those who reside in this region were eager to learn everything they could about the present and the future: What the present outlook is, how long the re-cession may last, what the current trends are and what kind of prosperity and security may come again to that region and to the United States in general. As a citizen of the world and a local business player, I attended this presentation to find out how Silicon Valley’s innovative business climate might rally the best traits of capitalism to help the world and whether it might contribute to overturning the current grim economic outlook.
Silicon Valley Joint Venture Network was established in 1992 as a neut...