Listen now (18 mins) | In which I shamelessly draft off Marc Andreessen’s It’s Time to Build essay and suggest an approach to how, what, and where to do the building. I also have a framework I call the builder’s cone to think about it in a useful historical context. 1/ If you’re in tech, you’ve probably read Marc Andreessen’s essay
Do you have any particular titles you'd recommend on history during Marshall Plan/foundational rebuilding?
Super interesting article. Just as a side note. Since I work in Edtech, I intend to use this article to validate some of our product development ideas vs the stage of development of my user base (mostly mid to low income families, late adopters) in Brazil. Do you see any specific tradeoff in applying this framework to a specific subset of a larger society?
Venkatesh, thank you for this article, thoroughly enjoyed it. Just a bit of a probably over-detailed question. In tracking your diagram you leave out the 1960's, 1970's, 1980's. If it is a semi-strict decade based cycle that means that we are actually in the disrupt versus macro rebuild phase. I understand that these are not hard and fast temporal delineations. And, I agree, from observing the world I think we're heading into macro rebuild.
At the danger of not wanting to push too far ahead of the curve, as those of us with a futurist bent are want to do, i'm curious if you feel that we are definitely in that new phase even if the "math" is a bit wobbly. Thank you.