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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.



At Y Combinator (YC) – the exclusive Silicon Valley start-up “boot camp” – billion-dollar companies are born. YC president Sam Altman’s primary concern is not for how much money he thinks a company will make, but rather how a company could change the world. That said, the companies of the 1,300 ...

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