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Social Media & Ripping Apart the Fabric of Society

by Drew Meyers on 3:08 pm December 12, 2017

I’m a huge fan of Chamath Palihapitiya & his drum of working on hard problems (see here). He says what everyone is thinking, but are too scared to say publicly. Here’s a recent talk at the Stanford Business School that generated press that Facebook has been forced to respond to: Go to minute 21:30 for this thoughts on what Facebook has become and how social media is ripping apart the fabric of how society works. Experiencing the real physical world is what living is all about. It’s … Read More »

Working on Hard Things

by Drew Meyers on 11:06 pm December 11, 2016

I’m a big fan of Chamath Palihapitiya. Why? He’s incredibly smart, and doesn’t bullshit. Below is a recent discussion he had with Semil Shah (note I also shared a video of the two a year ago). If you watch/listen, you’ll quickly realize he’s a massive proponent of working on hard problems. He breaks companies into three buckets: Bits to atoms (Amazon, Tesla, Apple, etc) Sticky bits/marketplaces (Facebook, Slack, Salesforce, etc) Everything else There’s far too many entrepreneurs (and capital) focused on #3, and not nearly enough on … Read More »

What’s Wrong with Venture Capital

by Drew Meyers on 10:42 am October 6, 2015

If you’re a start-up founder, you should read the latest post from Chamath Palihapitiya (founder at Social Capital Partnership) — Bros Funding Bros: What’s Wrong with Venture Capital. An excerpt: The VC world is cloistered and often afraid of change—the type of change that would serve the world better. An industry that wields the power to change lives is failing to do just that. Ultimately, fund investors will wake up to this bleak reality. We must change before this happens. Read Now

Video from @StrictlyVC Insider Series — @semil & @chamath

by Drew Meyers on 11:12 pm September 16, 2015

If you’re a startup founder, you may enjoy watching/listening to this Periscope with Semil Shah interviewing Chamath Palihapitiya. Watch HERE.

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