As a journalist, I have always been fascinated by the world of entrepreneurship and venture capital. When I first invested in OpenAI, I was thrilled to be part of something that had the potential to revolutionize the way we think about artificial intelligence. However, my experience with OpenAI’s board members taught me an important lesson: sometimes, the wrong people can damage a company beyond repair.
One of the biggest problems with OpenAI’s board was their belief in “effective altruism” and its misapplication. While their intentions were good, their focus on maximizing social impact often led them to overlook the business side of things. This ultimately set back the progress of AI as a whole and made it harder for other companies to succeed in this field.
In my opinion, the best companies are those that are led and executed by their founding entrepreneurs. These are people who put everything on the line to challenge the status quo and make the world a better place. For example, Sam Altman, one of OpenAI’s founders, is someone who embodies these qualities perfectly. He faces risk head-on and is completely focused on creating a brighter future for all of us.
Of course, there will always be risks associated with starting a new business or investing in innovative technology. But as long as we have entrepreneurs like Sam Altman leading the way, I believe that these risks will always be worth it in order to achieve our shared goal of making the world a better place through innovation and creativity.