Here are some parts that stand out to me:
Barakat, who has a background in data analytics, economics and behavioral studies, pointed to venture capitalist John Doerr’s book “Measure What Matters,” which dissects the popular tech business concept of measuring objectives and key results.
“That system is the backbone of how Silicon Valley has developed its biggest companies — it’s focused on OKRs (objective key results) that are numerical and trackable, and Andrew wants to do the same thing.”
Yang points out flaws of popular workforce retraining solutions touted by both corporations and politicians, which resonates with tech workers. That includes the concept of “turning coal miners into coders,” Yang said Tuesday.
“I was just at a truck stop in Iowa, and if I said, ‘Hey, have any interest in a coding career?’ they’d be more likely to punch you in the face.”
Shame they left out the memes, they’re pretty dank.
- Lmao this guys got good PR on you then. He’s a privileged law degree from New York who worked as an attorney. 🙅♀️ #notmysiliconvalley
- Plugged into the scene? He has good PR people that know how to appeal to the increasingly most wealthy and powerful area in the country. See Obama and social media targeting millennials. VFA is a joke: no serious funding, 1 exit in 9 years, it’s a pat-yourself-on-the-back type of charity that someone does for appearances for when they, you know, run for office? It ain’t YC. Don’t let people just talk the talk to you, investigate. He’s not SV