[Day 792] Chaos and fortunes in Silicon Valley

The Lyft driver picked me up from work today and, gesturing at the spaceship-like building behind me, asked: “Do you work at NVIDIA?” I said yes. He said: “Wow.”

He told me that 8 years ago, his wife got offers from both Qualcomm and NVIDIA. She chose Qualcomm because she didn’t want to work for a tiny company that only made gaming chips. “Then her Qualcomm stocks went straight down,” he said. “If she had taken the NVIDIA offer, we’d have been retired by now.”

Well, if I had bought Bitcoin 8 years ago, or invested in Facebook, or Amazon, we wouldn’t be having this conversation right now either. Aren’t chaos and fortunes the same thing in Silicon Valley?

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[Day 792] Chaos and fortunes in Silicon Valley

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