I listened to the while podcast and there were so many just weird moments.
HIs comparisons to slavery – yeah right.
And no matter what he says about stuff – his arrogance is amazing.
I am with Dan here – this dude is kind of full of himself.
No not kind of – is. What’s funny is he thinks we all care.
😲😲 Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya this week continued his reputational rehabilitation campaign, in the wake of rapidly tearing down the private investment firm he had founded (and, in the process, converting it into something more akin to a family office).
From a new Recode podcast:
“We’ve taken a couple billion dollars in and we’ve compounded that money at between 30 and 40 percent a year. So to all the people that worked for me and whose money I took, you’re fucking welcome.”
(Didn’t those colleagues help you raise and invest that money? If so, shouldn’t you actually be thanking them?)
“We did the job we were asked to do. But just like Michael Jordan had a decision to retire and go play baseball, I chose to retire and go play baseball. Now, I may come back to basketball, but this is my decision. I am not your slave. I just want to be clear. My skin color 200 years ago may have gotten you confused, but I am not your slave.”
(Michael Jordan was the single greatest ever at what he did. Social Capital did well, but not that well. Also, Jordan was a mediocre baseball player. Is that the comp for the holding company? Finally, Jordan didn’t give the rhetorical middle finger to Scottie Pippen and his other teammates after their run was over. As for making this about racism… Seriously?)