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The advent of new super-villains?

I recently watched back to back videos from Larry and Sergey (interviewed by Vinod Kohsla) and from Mark Zuckerberg (interviewed by Paul Graham). While I can’t recommend you enough to watch these videos as they offer rare insights from the leaders of the most powerful tech companies out there, I couldn’t help notice how brilliant these guys are.

Throughout history, successful leaders have always derived their power from strength, ruthlessness and sometimes birth right. But very rarely from intelligence. It seems to me that it’s the first time ever that more and more powerful leaders are emerging because of their intelligence. This makes me wonder: what happens when super intelligent people are super powerful?


  • Micah Mador

    Wish there was a like button for this post. It is fascinating listening to these Super-Tech CEO’s talk about their business and plans for the future. We can only hope they use their powers for good and not evil (Google and Facebook are already taking over the world!). Oh yeah and Pinky and the Brain was one of my favorite shows growing up too! Great to meet you Daniel and look forward to future posts and looking back through others.