Shervin Pishevar is a popular businessperson and investor who is known for things like the founding of investment management firm Investment company , being an advisor of and investor in taxi replacement tech business Uber, and co-founding Hyperloop One – now known as Virgin Hyperloop One.
Mr. Pishevar has been active in the fields of business and investing since 1997 – 2018 marks his 21st anniversary spent across the two sectors – just years after he emigrated from Iran into the United States. Thus far, Shervin Pishevar’s bright mind has effectively guided him to success in all of his endeavors.
He isn’t just good at doing business – he’s also quite the intellectual.
In December 2017, Shervin Pishevar decided to take a break from his various business, investing, and philanthropic endeavors for an indefinite period of time. Slightly more than two months later, Mr. Pishevar made his return to the world of business via Twitter.
He didn’t just announce that he’d be returning to doing business as usual; he let go of 50 consecutive tweets in less than 24 hours that discussed everything from the future price of cryptocurrencies, how much better China was at building massive feats of infrastructure than the United States, and that some tech companies in Silicon Valley were far too large and had too much of a competitive advantage.
Here are just a few main ideas from a select handful of tweets from Mr. Shervin Pishevar’s infamous tweetstorm.
New business growth isn’t likely to happen in the next decade
Pishevar made clear his belief that startups would likely not reach the size of Airbnb or Uber unless the five largest tech companies – Facebook, Microsoft, Alphabet, Apple, and Amazon – were purposely cut into pieces by the United States government.
The economy will be better with digital currency
Currently – and for many years – currencies have been issued and controlled by central governments like the United States Federal Reserve Bank. Shervin Pishevar tweeted his belief that because digital currencies aren’t related to governments, a major power shift in terms of who has the most money and control will change over the next few decades.