“We think of ourselves the way that maybe a law firm or a talent agency or someone would where our first job is to provide services for the entrepreneur. Our secondary job is to pick the right company.”
This is the fifth episode of The Knowledge Project, our podcast aimed at acquiring wisdom through interviews with fascinating people to gain insights into how they think, live, and connect ideas.
On this episode, I have Chris Dixon.
Chris is a partner at perhaps the most famous venture capital firm in the world, Andreessen Horowitz or commonly known as a16z.
We talk about the history of venture capital, why companies fail, the future of artificial intelligence and the Idea Maze. I hope you like this interview as much as I did.
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- Arthur C. Clarke, How the World was One
- Douglas Hofsteader, Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
- Daniel Dennett, Conciousness Explained
- Stephen Jay Gould, Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History
- Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales
- Cixin Liu, The Three Body Problem
- Andy Weir, The Martian
- Ashlee Vance, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
- Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
- Chris Dixon on The Babe Ruth Effect in Venture Capital
- Chris Dixon’s new blog on Medium
- Follow Chris on Twitter
- Ben Horowitz – The Hard Thing about Hard things
- Ben Horowitz on “The Struggle”