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Can Silicon Valley Embrace Politics? by George Packer of the New Yorker

George Packer: Can Silicon Valley Embrace Politics? : The New Yorker


Originally published May 27, 2013.

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Provocative, detailed perspective on Silicon Valley: 

The whole (11 page!) article is excellent but this paragraph really stood out for me:

The conflicting pressures of Silicon Valley — its work ethic, status consciousness, idealism, and greed — were summed up in an ad for the University of San Francisco that I spotted on a public bus shelter south of Market Street: “Become wildly successful without becoming a jerk no one likes. Change the world from here.”

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