The Tech Candidate

Jul 17, 2019 14 Comments

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.


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TOP 14 Comments
  • Eventbrite / Eng hcEf32
    Yeah that’s a no from me dawg
    Jul 17, 2019 1
    • Oracle pook
      Why not dawg
      Jul 17, 2019
  • Oracle / Eng

    Oracle Eng

    First row reserved for my Yang bucks! #YangGang2020
    Jul 17, 2019 0
  • Amazon catowayne
    Lmao this guys got good PR on you then. He’s a privileged law degree from New York who worked as an attorney. 🙅‍♀️ #notmysiliconvalley
    Jul 17, 2019 3
    • Facebook whodoneit
      Not an engineer but he’s definitely plugged into the scene, just by how he talks. Venture for America was basically a startup incubator and he’s got Sam Altman interested.
      Jul 17, 2019
    • Amazon catowayne
      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
      Jul 17, 2019
    • Facebook whodoneit
      Well what’s missing from this chat is the exact definition of SV, clearly you have something different in mind than I do. That’s cool though.
      Jul 17, 2019
  • Facebook nso701
    I think mayor Pete is a better candidate for tech
    Jul 17, 2019 2
    • Facebook whodoneit
      I like him too but I’m waiting for him to actually flesh out his policies. He’s super smart though.
      Jul 17, 2019
    • Lyft done2
      Pete’s a DNC insider /climber.

      Yang is more authentic and intellectually interesting. Pete doesn’t stand for anything at this point. How the hell did he raise so much money?
      Jul 17, 2019
  • Twitter


    It’s all shitposts and jokes - get a sense of humor!
    Calling him a tech candidate is an insult to everyone in tech
    Jul 18, 2019 0
  • Facebook AyyoLeMayo
    Yeah this guy has no chance, zero relatability to the general public, preliminary polls have been damning
    Jul 18, 2019 0
  • Nutanix 1adja134
    This guy is as tech as my grandma, and my grandma was a chef in the 60s...
    Jul 18, 2019 0
  • Sprint SystemLord
    I really like what Tulsi Gabbard said at the debates. I hope she gets the nomination. Only she can defeat Trump.
    Jul 18, 2019 0


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