Here are a few key takeaways from a recent twenty-one hour-long Twitter rant that the famous Shervin Pishevar went on. These are some of the highlights that are well worth exploring.
Isolation Policy In The United States Is Dangerous
The concept of isolationism in the United States has begun to gain strength with the election of Donald Trump as President. Some Americans believe that all of their woes could be solved if the country moved away from some of the trading that we do with other countries. They hold the notion that people from other countries have stolen American jobs and that overseas companies are making products much more cheaply. This kind of thinking is dangerous says Shervin Pishevar as he points to the numerous benefits that come with free trade. Keeping trade flowing is the way to continue to build a vibrant economy.
International Is Impossible To Avoid
Building on the first point, Shervin Pishevar also noted that it is virtually impossible to have a truly isolationist country thanks to the Internet. So much work is done away from offices these days that it is foolish to believe that there is much value to trying to shut things done in terms of our trading partners. Instead, Shervin Pishevar believes that we should try to expand our overseas opportunities as much as we can. He also thinks that we should recognize the amazing contributions that are made by entrepreneurs who continue to work hard via the Internet.
Innovative Startups May Be Hard To Come By In America
One final point worth noting from the tweet storm is that Pishevar feels that brand new startups in the United States may become increasingly hard to come by. He thinks that the country has favored larger corporations for such a long time at this point that it is incredibly hard for the smaller players to get started at all. He thinks that Uber and Airbnb are some of the last major unicorn startups that we will see in the United States for some time. Expect them from China and elsewhere though he says.