Chamath Palihapitiya

Sri Lankan-born Canadian-American businessman and CEO of Social Capital

Chamath Palihapitiya (born September 3, 1976) is a venture capitalist. Palihapitiya was born in Sri Lanka, raised in Canada, and has worked for much of his life in Silicon Valley. Palihapitiya is an owner and board member of the Golden State Warriors.

Chamath Palihapitiya in 2016


  • The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth. This is not about Russian ads. This is a global problem. It is eroding the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other.
  • A lot of my life is just copying things that I see. There's not a lot of original thought here. There truly is not. I mean, we can all pretend we're all fucking geniuses. Honestly, be good copiers. Do you know what I'm saying? It's the best thing in the world. Like, be around high-functioning, high-quality people and just copy the shit that they do. Observe the shit that's you know kind of crappy and don't so that stuff. It's not a fucking complicated formula.
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