I stumbled into this video through reddit, initially for the part on how the person interviewed, who worked for facebook, regrets helping building it up.
I got hooked because of how the interview continues. He gets asked about what message he has for the audience (which probably are some business students) and he tells them to "get the money". He believes that people should get into the markets/businesses and get as much capital as possible. And then, when they are rich, to do good things with their capital.
How realistic is this world view? I have my troubles believing that they will not get corrupted. I see this happening already with some people I studied with. They finished their PhDs and started to work for consulting companies (McKinsey and BCG, mainly). When I asked them why and what happened with science, their answer was that they would have more impact in those companies. However, I am already seeing how their personalities are changing. They are becoming more selfish, care more and more about superficial things like the number of watches they have (sorry kleinbl00) or their new car, play the political game of inter-company intrigues as if they live in an episode of House of Cards.... But the worst is that they are not empathetic anymore. I was shocked by their lack of solidarity and care for people that worse off.
It has only been two years and you turned from a person that had values and wanted to better the world by going the "road with more influence" to the person you despised before.
So, again, how realistic is it and is it really the only way to induce meaningful change in the world?
I would love to hear your opinions on this!