Why can't Europe create its own Facebook, Apple, Netflix, or Google? Here's what Europeans think...
Joyce Park stashed this in Silicon Valley
Here is my theory as an engineer who recently interviewed with a lot of Europeans at Google: big companies in Silicon Valley are too hard to compete with in terms of risk-return and also lifestyle (hint: we have sunshine).
Are there no places in Europe that have such good climate?
I was thinking the challenge is one of critical mass (are there enough startups to attract people?) and one of economics (do the entrepreneurs get to keep most of their gains?).