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Chamath Palihapitiya: The Underdog’s Mentor

A man trained in the art of waiting and building a strong chip lead
  1. He has an ethical set of core values. He’s not a bandwagon jumper, and he has his own view of the way the world works and should be.
  2. He’s not afraid to tell you what he thinks, and also self-aware enough to backtrack on things he believes need to be under-written for the sake of his leadership goals, and out of respect for his colleagues and employees.
  3. He has a good track record. He spent his time at creating significant value.
  4. But most importantly, he seems to have a clear and evolving point of view on what’s going on in the world right now and hearing his perspective can help inform your own point of view. This is all to say that I trust Chamath to be thinking about things that are important to me and have some interesting views on how we should approach them.



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