Kara Swisher

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Kara Visits Slide's Max Levchin, Part 1

Here is the first of three interviews with Slide CEO and founder Max Levchin. If you want to read more about why I visited him, see this explanatory post.

In this part, he discusses his background and how his idea to make it easier to use the Web turned him into a “widget king.”

If you want to see others, they are here:

Part 2

Part 3


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work