Peter Thiel and Education’s New Utopians – via Bloomberg

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Stoking creativity with abundant inwardness and self-direction can generate lots of products, to be sure. Just think about all of the apps we now have that tackle problems like laundry services, fresh food delivery, car services, travel, and finding a parking space. That same inwardness can also lead to “Galapagos Syndrome,” a term coined in Japan to describe a creative loop that generates ideas and products that only make sense within a narrow world and for a narrow audience. That phenomenon helps explain why some companies get funded for reasons that only make sense to tech people.

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