The notion that Silicon Valley is shaping the future may sound like a truism, but who are the individuals pulling the strings? For journalist Katrina Brooker, it isn’t Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg or Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, but maverick billionaire investor Masayoshi Son. Brooker had the opportunity to meet with Son and get a glimpse of his vision and thinking. She shares her impressions in a lively and well-researched portrait of the Japanese business magnate – which investors and tech industry insiders will find instructive. Open at source
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“The best way to predict the future is to invent it,” Alan Kay once said.
In recent years, though, Google has increasingly blurred the lines between the two information markets it manages (the price-free market of search and the priced market of advertising). And that has made commercially valuable search results less effective than those that have no purely economic value. That is, Google appears to match information producers and consumers more effectively in the absence of the distorting power of money.
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it,”
5 min read · From 2017 · With a fortune largely tied to his 78.9 million shares of Amazon, the net worth of Jeff Bezos continues to be on the rise. Just days ago, Amazon shares reached all-time highs after the company’s…