Around the time Oculus VR began experimenting internally with the creation of tech demos, investor Marc Andreessen, impressed with what he'd seen, urged Brendan Iribe, Oculus VR's CEO, to show them off to Hollywood. Andreessen believed the medium was...
Marc Andreessen (2011): [Why Software Is Eating the World](http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424053111903480904576512250915629460): "August 20, 2011: This week, Hewlett-Packard (where I am on the board)... >...announced that it is exploring...Show More Summary
Tim Worstall is, I think, 100% right here. The key difference is between "Smithian" commodities--where it is a safe rule of thumb that the consumer surplus generated is about equal to the producer cost, so that GDP accounts that value...Show More Summary
Larry Summers is out with a a new blog post (and tweetstorm) responding to Marc Andreessen's tweetstorm from late last month criticizing Summers' warning of secular stagnation. S ecular stagnation is the idea that the economy won't be able to create enough demand to sustain its growth trend unless interest rates are extraordinarily low. Show More Summary
When Marissa Mayer became the CEO of Yahoo in 2012, famed Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen told her the best way to fix the company would be to fire thousands of employees right away and all at once. Mayer never took his advice. Show More Summary
Marc Andreessen recently looked at the arguments for and against secular stagnation. He cited my Washington Post article when examining the case against secular stagnation. One of the points I make in it is that the proponents of secular stagnation incorrectly invoke the long decline of real interest rates as prima facie evidence for their view. Show More Summary
Marc Andreesen holds forth on economic stagnation, technology, and how a wired population of 7 billion might change investment dynamics.
Marc Andreessen is optimistic. He believes US economy is not facing an era os secular stagnation. Secular stagnation is the idea that the economy won't be able to create enough demand to sustain its growth trend unless interest rates are extraordinarily low. Show More Summary
It's sleek. It's easy to use. It's designed to give first time, small-scale investors a leg up on Wall Street hotshots. And it just launched today. Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app available for free download on Apple's App Store this morning, is unlike any existing stock market app. For starters, it's mobile first. Show More Summary
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Investor and Twitter philosopher king Marc Andreessen sparked an online debate yesterday, after he claimed that opposing the idea of disruption was “to be against consumer choice” and against equality. For Andreessen, disruptive new products inevitably bring more accessibility to goods that were once only available to wealthy elite (i.e. Show More Summary
You’ve probably heard about “disruptive innovation,” a concept from Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. But prominent Silicon Valley Marc Andreessen wants to be sure that you actually understand disruption — because the term does get thrown around a lot. In his latest onslaught of tweets, Andreessen this morning first quoted from Christensen’s writings and […]
These days, investors can’t help but write big checks to fund startups that have a shot at changing the world. To borrow some perspective from venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, “it can … be irresponsible to NOT invest to become #1 in a big new market.” And so the tech press occasionally issues articles about startups […]
Editor’s Note: Micah Rosenbloom is a Venture Partner at Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture capital fund. Marc Andreessen has said that there are 15 companies per year that generate 90% of the returns for VCs. Startups jockey for position in the “Billion Dollar Club.” In the world of startups we don’t have the S&P 500, we have the “Unicorn 50.” Fab… Read More
Marc Andreessen make some excellent points about diversity in a wide-ranging interview: The critique of Silicon Valley is also that it isn’t very diverse. At Twitter, for instance, 90 percent of the tech employees are male and more than 50 percent of them are white. I think these discussions are totally valid. Now, I disagree […]
A few years ago, famed venture capitalist Marc Andreessen published a seminal article titled "Why software is eating the world." The main thesis was that not only was the software industry primed for continuing growth (this was at aShow More Summary
Facebook board member Peter Thiel has an interesting take on the difference between Facebook and Google. In an interview with Marc Andreessen, another Facebook board member, Thiel said the following: "The bullish argument on Facebook,...Show More Summary
Startup incubator Y Combinator’s Sam Altman created a course called “How to Start a Startup” at Stanford University this fall. The 20-session class has a star-studded lineup of guest speakers, including Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, and Ron Conway. Show More Summary
Fortune asked 40 CEOs for their best advice to anyone looking to succeed. The whole thing is worth reading, but one of favorites comes from venture capitalist Marc Andreessen. His advice comes via Steve Martin, and it's perfect: "Be...Show More Summary
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