Define the Alternative

By editor on January 28, 2018 — 1 min read

If you want to do good things in the world, there’s just only so much time that one can spend being glass half empty. And so, I’m trying to live my life basically asking myself the question, is it incrementally better than the status quo? If it is, sniping and chiding from the sidelines is not constructive. So I guess what I would ask is, what is a better alternative?

I want a different class of people at the table. I also want people who are principals versus agents putting their own money on the line to actually reflect their worldview. I think that’s a much more constructive place than a highly entrenched, cloistered institutional class of agents working on behalf of other agents. That does not work because that is a system we have today. (9:30)

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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.