Just Found: Chicago Has Ingredients to be Next “Silicon Valley”

In an April 9, 2012, Crain’s Chicago Business Op-Ed, Victor W. Hwang (@rainforestbook) emphasizes that a city must have both the right ingredients and the correct recipe to produce the environment to become the next Silicon Valley.  With respect to Chicago, Mr. Hwang argues that Chicago has the ingredients – “talent, capital, and technology” – but needs to focus on getting “the recipe right.”  To do so, he suggests Chicago needs to “enhance diverse peer interactions, rise above tribalism, empower role models and create social feedback loops that reward dreaming, collaboration, risk-taking, community and trust.” Read it here.