Giving away $30 billion is hard—at least if you want to do it well.
Bill Gates, the world’s greatest active philanthropist, has not only given away that much, but he’s built a foundation that is capable of making sure that money is spent on projects that will make a big difference in the world.
At Sequoia, we’ve long worked with nonprofits and other philanthropic organizations.
“Tyler Cowen of George Mason University thinks the population will soon be divided into two groups: those who are good at working with intelligent machines, and those who can be replaced by them. The former will prosper; the latter will play a lot of video games.”—Inequality: Growing apart | The Economist
So much of our lives are public these days. We share updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and, in the age of smartphone cameras and 4G networks, every interaction we have could end up online somewhere.
One byproduct of this digital life is that we’re always on, making sure we…