Diane Coyle says you can have either robots, or secular stagnation, but not both. In a somewhat confused tweetstorm, Marc Andreessen says secular stagnation is BS. Larry Summers, who is one of the guys behind the secular stagnation hypothesis, responds. Show More Summary
PandoLIVE is live right now! Join the conversation on Twitter, and listen in now. This week we’re talking about (disclosure: Pando investor) Marc Andreessen’s — and many others’– arguments and plans for why we may not be in a super private...Show More Summary
The job of a VC is to identify the highest value companies of a generation and invest early and often to support their growth. The prevailing wisdom within the industry has long been that there are but a handful of companies per era that drive the majority of returns. Show More Summary
Marc Andreessen believes bitcoins will eventually win out over Apple Pay in the next 20 years. But is he comparing “apples” to oranges?
FishBrain, an app and social network for anglers, just caught its 700,000th user.
Silicon Valley legend Jim Clark made it big when Netscape, the web browser company he founded with Marc Andreessen, went public in 1995. Twenty years later, he's now worth an estimated $1.5 billion, thanks in part to large timely investments...Show More Summary
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 […]