ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: How to Win the Technology Race with China | Anja Manuel | TEDxPaloAlto

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: How to Win the Technology Race with China | Anja Manuel | TEDxPaloAlto

Here’s Great Tip: How to Win the Technology Race with China | Anja Manuel | TEDxPaloAlto


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It’s time we acknowledge that China systematically extracts the most advanced technology from the West. It does so legally, by mining open source databases, investing in our most advanced companies, and illegally, through cybertheft and spying. How we choose to react will define our future and that of the world. Instead of closing our own system, we can and must compete, and in some cases, even cooperate. We need a new era of public-private collaboration that unites American society and our allies behind a common goal of global technological progress. This talk will show us how.

Anja Manuel is a co-founder and partner with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at RiceHadleyGates LLC, a strategic consulting firm that helps US companies navigate international markets.

A former diplomat and advisor on emerging markets, Manuel is also the author of the critically acclaimed This Brave New World: India, China and the United States, published by Simon and Schuster in 2016. She is a frequent commentator on foreign policy and technology, appearing on TV and radio stations such as MSNBC, Fox Business, BBC, Charlie Rose and NPR, as well as publications including The New York Times, Fortune, The Atlantic and Newsweek. From 2005–2007, Manuel served as an official at the US Department of State, responsible for South Asia Policy. Earlier in her career, Manuel was an attorney working on international and Supreme Court cases, and an investment banker at Salomon Brothers in London.

Manuel serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards, including Overseas Shipping Group, Inc. (NYSE listed), Ripple Labs Inc., a leading blockchain payments company, and advisory boards of Flexport Inc., Synapse Inc., Center for a New American Security, the American Ditchley Foundation, Governor Brown’s California Export Council and National Committee on US-China Relations. She serves as a Senior Advisor to the Harvard Technology and Public Purpose Project led by former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, and is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and the Council on Foreign Relations.

A graduate of Harvard Law School and Stanford University, Manuel lectures in the International Policy Studies Program at Stanford University.

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18 Replies to “ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: How to Win the Technology Race with China | Anja Manuel | TEDxPaloAlto”

  1. China have "107 academic" institutions ranked in the "Top 500 Nature Index Academic 2020" (ranking only by academic high quality research )

    By comparaison (so you understand the scope of China real scientific "power" ) :

    – US have 133

    – Germany 43

    – UK 34

    – India 20

    – Japan 18

    – France 14

    – South Korea 13

  2. The main reason why China made faster progress in tech, compared to some other countries, is that China invests more money and more engineer working hours in R&D. If technology progress can be simply achieved by "a government playing unfair" or "a government sending spies", U.S. people can stop worrying as their government is really good at it. The Crypto AG story is a great example.

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