Summary of Sam Altman’s Manifest Destiny
Is the head of Y Combinator fixing the world, or trying to take over Silicon Valley?
The New Yorker, 2016
Sam Altman wants to make the world a better place.
At 31 years of age, Sam Altman has already changed tech start-up accelerators, venture capitalists’ behavior and the culture of Silicon Valley. New Yorker staff writer Tad Friend pulls back the curtain on the life, mind and genius of Y Combinator’s future-focused president. Friend tells the story of Altman’s origin, how he disrupted Silicon Valley and his vision for a future world. getAbstract recommends this fascinating article to technology enthusiasts, investing buffs and anyone who wants to peek into the future.
In this summary, you will learn
- How start-up “boot camp” Y Combinator creates billion-dollar companies, and
- How Y Combinator president Sam Altman looks for world-changing ideas.
About the Author
Tad Friend is a writer at The New Yorker and the author of Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor and Lost in Mongolia: Travels in Hollywood and Other Foreign Lands.
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