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Two Shervin Pishevar Predictions that May be Right

According to this article in Business Insider by Becky Peterson, Shervin Pishevar is an early Uber investor and is the founder of Sherpa Capital. Pishevar had been out of the spotlight for several months after stepping down from his position at Sherpa Capital amide sexual misconduct allegations.

He broke into the spotlight in dramatic fashion, however, when he went on a 21-hour long rant on Twitter. The rant covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from predicting a crash in the market to the fate of Silicon Valley. While there were some predictions that seemed perhaps impossible to predict with absolute certainty, there were some that seemed plausible. Below is a list of some predictions that fit in the plausible category.

Less Friction= More Efficient Execution

Shervin Pishevar showed how China is able to do more with less friction. As an example of this, Pishevar linked to a post showing how a Chinese construction team was able to build a train station within 9 hours. Pishevar then compared this efficiency to the US, which he described as being in decay. He also described the US government and companies as being trapped in short term thinking.

Pishevar may be on to something in this prediction. China has risen in the past decades as a huge player in the financial world. China is an expanding super power, and as such they pose real competition to the US. If the US comes to a grinding halt due to the lack of execution of projects, it could have a real problem on its hands.

Modern Monopolies

In Shervin Pishevar’s mind, there are 5 modern monopolies that wield far too much power. These businesses, according to Pishevar, are Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft. Pishevar beleives that these companies hold enormous power and stifle smaller start up businesses. He holds that the US government has allowed these monopolies to rise.

In light of all that has happened with data issues and privacy rights, Shervin Pishevar’s ideas may not be that far off. These five companies do hold enormous power and tend to dominate the tech industry. Only time will tell what happens to these five companies.

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