Yesterday was a very long day at work, so its possible that listening to anything after having my head in the tax code for 14 hours would have been enlightening. But I thought this was one of the best interviews I’ve heard in a while.
Mike Williams of the BBC interview Peter Thiel, lawyer, innovater, and early investor in both PayPal and Facebook. I couldn’t figure out how to load the player onto the page, so go to this link and on the right hand side you’ll see a player. The interview is about 30 minutes and ranges over a variety of topics. From how he targets new companies, to his concerns about technological advancement in developed countries. One of his more interesting ideas that’s worth investigating is his non-profit. He actually pays college students to drop out of school, I assume they have to present a viable project in order to get the funding, but his argument is that the cost of education in the United States is now harming innovation. Overall, just thought it was fascinating.