Sunday, February 14, 2021

Hack the North 2020++ - Chamath Palihapitiya & Vinod Khosla Keynote

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Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder and CEO of Social Capital/Waterloo Engineering alumnus and Vinod Khosla, Founder of Khosla Ventures, joined moderator Kartik Talwar (co-founder of Hack the North) as the keynote speakers of Hack the North 2020++ for conversation about entrepreneurship, key moments in their careers, and experiences working in the Valley.

Summary of Keynote 1. Be curious and have role models to lookup to -Define them and learn from them 2. Risk Taking: - When your young, you don't have much to lose. -Don't have high expectations -View failure as a good teacher that gives lessons - Focus on what you really believe in and not what others expect from you. -Make sure your bets don't destroy you 3. "Your failures don't matter, as long it's manageable" ~Vinod Khosla 4.The Future - Find things that can be massively reinvented using via technology - Inequality and climate change 5. What Chamath Spends time reading daily. -Blogs (Vinod Khosla), wikipedia, scientific paper, articles. -3-4 hours daily 6.Working in Silicon Valley? - Interesting place full of special people -Work on meaningful products -Take risks and learn 7. If you feel Lost - Define your self worth: What success means to you, how you are wired and function. -Define what success means to you 8. Bitcoin - Uncorrelated hedge - As trillions of dollars get pumped into society, you need crypto as a hedge. - Blockchain is going to be the future 9. Social Media in future - Same long term problems just as tobacco - People don't realize what the long term consequences are.

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