The Unwrapped Series - Sebastian Mallaby
Hosted by Sia Sha
Sebastian Mallaby is the Paul A Volcker Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. He spent thirteen years at the Economist and has contributed to various outlets such as the New York Times, FT, and Washington Post. 📝
His book, The Man Who Knew, won the 2016 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. He has recently published The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Art of Disruption. 📚🤩
0:45 - Introduction of Sebastian.
01:39 - What is venture capital?
04:11 - Discussion of Mark Zuckerberg and his unique approach to getting venture capitalists to invest in the company.
10:50 - VCs from a geopolitical perspective.
20:16 - Why is everyone not following Sequoia's practices?
30:00 - Discussion of Sebastian's published book.
36:55 - Discussion of Sebastian's literary diet, including his review of the Economist.
46:57 - Looking for a niche to excel in.
Special thanks to Valli Vikram for producing this episode! 🎧