In this episode of New Ideal Live, Elan Journo is joined by Tal Tsfany, CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute and former tech entrepreneur, and Jason Crawford, writer and co-founder of several tech startups.
Journo, Tsfany and Crawford discuss a recently published essay by Marc Andreessen, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, called “It’s Time to Build.” Andreessen attempts to explain the widespread failure to prepare for this pandemic and how to move forward.
Topics covered include:
- The positive, production-oriented perspective Andreessen brings to the table;
- What Andreessen is missing in identifying the root cause of why people don’t want to build;
- What premises and ideas are actually needed to solve the problem.
Mentioned on the podcast are two additional articles of interest: Tsfany’s open letter to Andreessen, “It’s Time to Think,” and an illuminating essay by former ARI fellow Don Watkins, “We Don’t Deserve Builders.”
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