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Marc Andreessen is an entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer best known as co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used Web browser. He is also a co-founder of Netscape, as well as co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
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Marc Andreessen’s talk covers the following topics:
- How slow sectors like healthcare, education, and housing are eating the economy
- How software is making the world better
- Views on software replacing a physical product
- Ideas on productivity growth and impediments to that growth
- Vision for the future of A16Z
- Impact of remote work during the pandemic
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02:23 Welcome and introduction by Patrick O’Shaughnessy to Invest like the best, a podcast geared at sharing ideas, stories, and strategies.
03:14 Introduction to silicon valley icon Marc Andreessen, co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz; expounding his achievements and professional experiences.
04:17 Marc Andreessen’s views and thoughts on the term “software eating the world” expounding specifically on the term “eating”
06:25 Is software the best or most efficient way to replace a physical product.
08:08 Marc Andreessen’s views on the creation of everyday systems such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb by way of software programming.
09:56 Marc’s views and concerns on the potential downside to automation and the issues that might arise in the future from this trend.
12:12 Concepts on the massive disconnect between the narrative and statistics in the technological age.
12:42 Marc’s ideas on productivity growth and the impact of technological change on the economy.
14:10 Changes and future scope at Andreessen Horowitz’s; velocity and path direction of the company.
15:42 Marc’s perception on major impediments to productivity growth and the scope of this occurrence in the next 10 to 20 years.
18:27 Fast and slow sectors, productivity and the American dream.
21:52 Doom Loop and its effect on technological innovation, automation, escalating prices and government subsidies.
23:09 Marc’s view on Borrowing concepts from East coast financial firms and blending them into the West Coast style of investments.
26:54 The standpoint of lifestyle tradeoff and its impact in the last 20 years.
28:12 The impact and experiences of remote work during the pandemic and the future cause and effect.
30:05 Cost evaluations between aggregation network and actual education – should it be bundled or unbundled?
32:09 Comparisons between Lower school and college current curriculum during the pandemic.
33:47 Brian Kaplan’s sheepskin effect explained.
37:02 Perspective on large organizations creating their own school for prospective workers tailoring courses for jobs that need to be filled.
41:26 The focus of entrepreneurs on cost deflation, slow sectors and the returns on technology.
44:12 Thoughts on hardware technology; financing and future plans for the creation of new technology.
47:47 Views on the financing of complex and meaningful projects to aid in productivity growth.
54:04 What is the vector, velocity and direction Andreessen Horowitz is going in terms of new crypto funds and new partnerships?
01:03:04 What inspirations are taken from traditional east coast financial firms, traditional wall street banks, or private equity firms? Is there a desire to borrow concepts from the east coast and blend them into the west coast style of investing?
01:05:00 Perspectives on the east coast infringing on private investment by investing in public companies..
01:11:56 Pulling from your conviction of the term “software’s eating the world,” how essential and urgent is it for us to build on this?
01:15:06 Opinion of the kindest thing experienced in business.
01:17:33 Thanks and closing discussion.
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