This morning, I wrote that I disaprove Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’-s Giving Pledge operation, because I rather favor billionaires investing in young startups lead by visionaries. Well, just after the publication of that post, I stumbled on the “-Audacious Optimism”- event, which satisfies my request.
The Thiel Foundation is encouraging philanthropists to donate more money to scientific pursuits that could lead to big breakthroughs in medicine, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology, among other fields.
Note that Peter Thiel draws a distinction between “extensive” technologies, which “take things that are working and replicate them”-, and “intensive” technologies, which try to “take the things that are best in the world and make them qualitatively and dramatically better”-.
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc., speaks at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, about entrepreneurship and his experiences during the early days of Apple (April 22, 2008).
But here’-s the twist: The more you work, the luckier you become.
I already linked to it, but you should re-read the 2008 TIME interview of BetFair’-s two founders.
Awesome literature, if you are an entrepreneur.
Take 10 minutes today to read that.
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