20+ min read · From 2017 · The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race…
~20 min read · From 2018 · Not far from Sand Hill Road exists a private world of wild sex parties and “cuddle puddles.” As one male investor put it, “You could say it’s disgusting but not illegal—it just perpetuates a culture that keeps women down.”
~18 min read · From 2016 · As one of Silicon Valley's most sought-after brand strategists, Julie Supan has helped some of tech's fast-growing companies find their high-expectation customer — and optimal position in the market.
4 min read · Aug 11th · As Klarna's billionaire founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski prepares to stage one of the biggest-ever European fintech company listings, a feast of capitalism, he credits an unlikely backer for his runaway success: the Swedish welfare state.
As Klarna's billionaire founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski prepares to stage one of the biggest-ever European fintech company listings, a feast of capitalism, he credits an unlikely backer for his runaway success: the Swedish welfare state.
In particular, the 39-year-old pinpoints a late-1990s government policy to put a computer in every home.
8 min read · From 2017 · We asked a group of writers to consider the forces that have shaped our lives in 2017. Here, science fiction writer Ted Chiang looks at capitalism, Silicon Valley, and their fear of superintelligent A
~18 min read · Nov 8th · Properly gauging the significance of the digital world, why current internet architecture makes us unhappy and what we can do about it, how Chris stays healthy post-covid, and more!
while we’re all still living in 2021, he’s sitting comfortably in the next century.
A lot of factors go into distinguishing the next big thing from overhyped dead ends. For me, two of the biggest factors are 1) whether there are underlying forces driving an exponential improvement curve, and 2) the correlation between how informed people are on the topic and how excited they are.
when I start to get interested in a topic, I try to go talk to the smartest enthusiasts and smartest critics
5 min read · Nov 20th · He and seven others left the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory to create their own silicon company, Fairchild Semiconductor, which is now seen as ground zero for the West Coast tech industry.