Silicon Valley is often seen as a bubble of people who think that every problem can be solved with technology. It’s created an enormous amount of wealth and capital, which has had mixed effects on different groups of people. What are the lessons we can take away from the last half century in Silicon Valley?
Despite the fact that humans have been developing technology since the dawn of time, technology is still completely misunderstood.
In his most recent book, Peter Thiel talks about secrets. Secrets in the sense of truths that have not yet been discovered that will help the human condition. These are secrets that, once discovered, will give a lucky researcher or entrepreneur the ability to capitalize on their secret.
Consider the recent surge of startup companies taking the world by force. It seems that in our modern, hyperconnected, exponential innovation culture, everyone is trying to do some sort of startup. But let’s face it, how many entrepreneurs are in it simply because of the glamor that is associated with having a successful startup? With individuals such as Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerburg starting highly lucrative startup companies in the past couple of years, it’s not too much of a surprise that everyone seems to want to do the same.
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“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain