Code and Confidence

By editor on February 20, 2018 — 1 min read

I would really encourage a couple of things. One is, we all need to know how to code. All of you people just demonstrate the fact that this is the lingua franca, this is it. Half of you can probably speak English.

English doesn’t matter, it’s inefficient.

But this is the lingua franca of the 21stt century. So knowing to code is a critical skill.

Having an internal sense of confidence that the things that may have isolated you as different are now the strengths that make you powerful.

You guys are coalescing. This is a power dynamic. This is the new establishment. You are it. You’re deciding. How sick is that? That’s sick! And so, once you realize that, what you have to figure out is, how you can now be more true to that inner voice?

That’s a really big challenge. But I think that’s a skill, figure out that. (27:00)

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Editor's Note

These are Chamath Palihapitiya's words. They are probably some of the best thoughts on VC, business, and life, but were scattered around the Internet. They live now in this archive.