What Jimmy Stewart can teach us about technology.


In the movie "It’s a Wonderful Life,” Jimmy Stewart is about to kill himself because he wishes he didn’t exist. Then an angel appears and shows him what the world would be like if he had never been born. So what would the world look like if policy makers had stopped issuing immigrant visas in the seventies? No Intel, no Sun, no Google. What would have happened to America’s tech revolution? And are new policies in danger of killing the next?

Mike Sax

Website http://live.sax.net/

Mike Sax is a serial entrepreneur based in Eugene, Oregon. A native of Belgium, Mike started out his career contributing parts of Visual Basic and Windows 95 for Microsoft as an independent contractor. After moving to Oregon, Mike founded businesses focused on software development, health and wellness management, and entertainment. Mike is also founder and chairman of the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT), a Washington-based non-profit organization that helps technology entrepreneurs and policy makers better understand each other.