Live@OCON 2016, July 2: Technology, America and the Spirit of Silicon Valley
Today, July 2, 2016, at 1:50 pm Pacific, we will begin livestreaming a series of talks on the theme of the spirit of Silicon Valley:
- Understanding the Silicon Valley Worldview with Jason Crawford
The leaders of Silicon Valley exhibit the virtues of independence and productiveness; they champion innovation and progress. But at the same time, many are in favor of environmentalism, regulation, and welfare. What to make of them? In this talk, Jason Crawford explains the Silicon Valley worldview—both its conflicts with Objectivism, and its sympathies—and how to appreciate these heroes for what they are: not real-life Galts or Reardens, but modern-day Edisons and Rockefellers.
- Big Deal: What’s So Special About Silicon Valley, Anyway? with Carter Laren
The culture in Silicon Valley s far from perfect. Nevertheless, there is something tangible about it that produces an unparalleled stream of innovation. Why? In this talk, serial entrepreneur and angel investor Carter Laren discusses his hypothesis regarding the one defining value that differentiates Silicon Valley from anywhere else in the world, and what you can do to build your own local microcosm of it.
- The Power of Philosophy in Everyday Business with Danielle Morrill
Must entrepreneurs and professionals compromise their values to achieve success in today’s business world? Setting and upholding a company’s mission, vision and values provides a unique opportunity to create a microcosm of the world as it ought to be. Silicon Valley startup co-founder and CEO Danielle Morrill explores the power of leadership from first principles and shares her own experience bringing Objectivism to life in the workplace.
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