How Things Work, Maybe

Thoughts on stories about narratives.

Success: Chance + connections?

“Silicon Valley’s elite seem especially to be clinging to their narrative for dear life. I think there’s a simple reason for this: tech — and tech investing in particular — is a business that is ostensibly about predicting the future, but in actuality relies far more on blind luck and connections than most would like to admit.”

— Despite its using the Joan Didion quote that I thought we made clear was under moratorium for the foreseeable future, you might find some thoughts of interest in the piece below about Gawker and Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley, if in fact you can bring yourself to read another piece about Gawker, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley or any combination thereof. I totally get it if you can’t, I’m not very far from that place myself.

Silicon Valley’s Scapegoat Complex