Find a Wave and Ride It

Erik Straser, Mohr Davidow Ventures

Learning the history of Silicon Valley, says Erik Straser, partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, is the best method to predict its future. He suggests that students of business and entrepreneurship investigate the emerging trends in technology at research universities and elsewhere to unearth the Valley’s forward focus. His advice: Find a lengthy, immutable trend that will permeate the next the 30 years, jump on it, and launch your career.