Curing Dilbert Syndrome: Lessons from Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Does everyone's favorite comic strip also perpetuate the stereotypes it makes fun of,  by depicting engineers and technical people as limited problem-solvers who don't see the big picture and are, in the end, utterly dispensible?  Some thoughts on the subject, in light of recent immigration debate and concerns about offshoring.  And a question: Why is it that some of the leading entrepreneurs in the U.S. who have emigrated from other countries, have studied engineering and science here and been immune to  "Dilbert Syndrome" (DS). These "anti-Dilberts" suggest that there still may be time, and a way, to vaccinate more young people against DS.  "Education, Entrepreneurship and Immigration," the second in a multipart series of articles on the subject of immigrant entrepreneurs, just came out this week. It found a high correlation between entrepreneurship and the study of science and engineering, noting that most of the top foreign born U.S. tech entrepreneurs had come to the US to study these subjects. For more information, and to download a copy of the report, click here.