Patrick McKenzie

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I work for the Internet, at @stripe, mostly on accelerating startups. Opinions here are my own.

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There are far fewer conspiracies, and far more emergent behavior, than is popularly imagined. So much so that when people understand they are looking at emergent behavior, they describe it as a conspiracy anyway, because conspiracies are an easier narrative to understand.

2

The shape of the world rewards a kind of curiosity that is willing to look really, really closely at ten boring things to find one worthy of More Examination Than Could Possibly Be Worthwhile, and returns to this sort of curiosity are probably increasing over time.

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