Capital Flows

A Quick Pulse Check on Direct Listings

Scott Kupor

Are direct listings working? What do the data tell us (albeit from a very limited sample)? And what have we learned so far when it comes to direct listings?

Speculation is Necessary. Governments Can Help.

Jamie Catherwood

Instead of trying to eradicate speculative manias, we should channel investors’ innate affinity for speculation into productive ventures.

The World Game

Bruno Macaes

Technology is the set of rules that now governs global shifts. The task for builders and technologists is to discover all possibilities contained therein.

The New Market Momentum: Reading the Technical Indicators

Katie Stockton

Given the emergence of new forms of unpredictability, mathematical indicators that can isolate breakouts and trend shifts are crucial.

Well-Behaved Bubbles Often Make History

Byrne Hobart

The right kind of bubble brings together the right group of people at the right time — it's a coordinating mechanism that can do a surprising amount of good.

From Research to Startup, There and Back Again

John Hennessy, Marc Andreessen, Martin Casado, and Sonal Chokshi

How has the overall relationship and divide between academia and industry shifted, especially as the tech industry itself has changed?

Technological Trends, Financial Capital, and the Dynamics of Disruption

Fred Wilson and Chris Dixon

Chris Dixon and Fred Wilson discuss the history of the internet and startups, the evolution of capital and infrastructure, and the advent of crypto.

Network Effects, Origin Stories, and the Evolution of Tech

W. Brian Arthur, Marc Andreessen, and Sonal Chokshi

How the concept of network effects was born, diminishing returns and the role of timing or luck, globalization and economies around the world, and much more.

Adjusting to Trade … and Innovation

Russ Roberts, Noah Smith, and Sonal Chokshi

Why is the topic of trade so hard? A big part of it has to do with not seeing the human side of trade, let alone the big picture across time and place.

The Curious Case of the OpenTable IPO

J.D. Moriarty, Jeff Jordan, and Sonal Chokshi

We delve into the lessons learned and go behind the scenes of the OpenTable IPO with then-CEO Jeff Jordan and then-banker on the deal, J.D. Moriarty.