22 May 2012

Peter Thiel: Who's Afraid of the Higher Ed. Bubble Bursting?

Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist, and teacher/philosopher Peter Thiel sat down to talk with CBS' Morley Safer:

video via MJ Perry

Morley Safer: You think if the [higher education] bubble bursts, it's a good thing?

Peter Thiel: I don't think bubbles bursting are ever good things. I think they are inevitable things.

For Thiel success seemed inevitable -- child prodigy, chess champion, arrogantly self confident. He breezed through Stanford undergrad and law schools. With his Midas touch he took the millions he made as a co-founder of Paypal and turned that into billions as the first investor in Facebook.

Morley Safer: And you're a billionaire before the age of 40.

Peter Thiel: I guess that might be correct, yes.

Morley Safer: No, it is correct. _CBS_via_MJPerry

Peter Thiel is backing the Methuselah Project for anti-aging, he is backing the Seasteading Institute, he backs Elon Musk's SpaceX, he teaches a Stanford course on high tech startups, and is involved in a number of unconventional and cutting edge enterprises.

So far, he has been able to avoid the ire of the skankstream journolist thugmonkeys -- for the most part. It might be best if he continues to avoid commenting on political topics. ;-)

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Blogger Kirk said...

Did you notice that in the still photo, the one of the grads, that shows before you hit play, there are only three men? Maybe we know something that the ladies don't?

Thursday, 24 May, 2012  
Blogger Ene said...

I recommend "Real Education" from Charles Murray on this subject.

Sunday, 03 June, 2012  

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