I think that the personality of Sahm Adrangi is the most interesting thing about this article. For someone to become the chief investment officer of karrisdale capital management is no small feat; however, Sahm Adrangi has accomplished so much more. He is an example of the entrepreneurial spirit and an inspiration to many. To go from managing just 1 to 150 million dollars and to have been with the company from the very start and not give up since the very beginning is amazing. The list of accomplishments in this article is astonishing; however, I feel as if it could be untrue seeing as how there are little to no resources cited in the article. Maybe a simple google search could clarify whether this is true or not, but I think that without proper citation or references, the entire article becomes completely non-credible. I am very impressed with Sahm Adrangi ’s accomplishments, but it is hard to actually believe that they are accurate.
For all I know, Sahm Adrangi could be completely made up. If this person does prove to be a non-fictional character; I think that he is a very accomplished veteran at what he does and takes a lot of pride in his business and work ethic. So, in conclusion; if I had to choose something interesting about this article, it would be the fact that this person, Sahm Adrangi, has one of the most obvious and strong entrepreneurial outlooks and personalities I have ever seen and only continues to grow and show his continued interest in this company. He proves this by traveling the world and going to all the many conferences and interviews that he has spoken at such as the Sohn Conference, the Value Investing conference, and the Distressed Debt Investing conference; as well as The New York Times and the
Early Uber investor and venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar shared a famous tweetstorm in February 2018. His predictions ranged from finance to technology and infrastructure. Pishevar’s words are valuable due to his extensive experience in the financial and technology markets. It is worth reading his predictions and mapping out how they perform over time.
Pishevar is especially concerned with the growth of inflation and possible economic stasis. He warns of the United States’s tendency to spread inflation around the globe. He also noted that the trade deals proposed by the current administration would continue to hurt the global economy. This prediction has proven truthful as demonstrated by the heavy trade tariffs imposed by the current administration.
Shervin Pishevar predicted a downturn in financial markets, sparked by a loss in bonds and Bitcoin. His stock market predictions have not quite come to pass as of the summer of 2018, but market trends continue downward. Bitcoin, in particular, has taken a significant hit.
Shervin Pishevar warned strongly against the dominance of the 5 major American tech monopolies. He stated that Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, and Microsoft were stifling American innovation. He likened these five companies to “Ma Bell,” the dominant telephone company until its breakup in the 1980s.
“Breaking up Ma Bell unleashed many companies, and it was best for consumers. But these five Modern ‘Ma Bells’ have much more power than Ma Bell ever did… (They have) access to data that no sovereign (country) has.” He went on to state that “we might not see another Uber or Airbnb scale business for 10+ year(s) unless the Modern Ma Bells are restrained from their absolute power.”
Pressure from the five tech monopolies squashes innovation, according to Shervin Pishevar. New companies are increasingly founded overseas since the dominance of Silicon Valley has begun to fade.
Shervin Pishevar has a unique voice in the tech world. As a former venture capitalist, he funded the rise of many important companies such as Uber. With his finger on the pulse of the economy, he has shared valuable information about the future. It is worth keeping his predictions in mind as time passes.