Fact Pattern as Success

By editor on January 28, 2018 — 1 min read

The goal is to now work the rest of my life and leave a great fact pattern for other people to copy. It’s the process now, that’s winning. There’s nothing numerical I care for. There’s no validation externally that I care for. I could not care less. What I care about is: is there a fact pattern that aligns more and more people? Can we create a movement to reframe and rebuild capitalism, bottoms up?

That movement is not something that anyone can ever take credit for, but to be a part of it, to bolster it, and to propel it forward, to me, will be an extremely great thing to be a part of for the rest of my life.

There’s no demarcation. Things, like when we talk about what a success looks like, or what are demarcations, all of those things are the traditional society’s infrastructure of ring-fencing people and putting them in a box. I just don’t want to live my life that way.

I am just as subject to the same weak, ego-driven, thinking as anybody else. I will succumb and be co-opted by these people, if I’m not careful.

I have to remind myself: it’s not about success, it’s about a process and it’s about creating a roadmap that many of us will copy, use, and reuse. It’s not about credit.

https://www.marketplace.org/2017/12/19/tech/source-code-chamath-palihapitiya (12:15)

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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.