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Bronwyn Williams of Flux Trends reviews “The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power” by Max Chafkin.

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15 February 2022

Max Chafkin’s ‘The Contrarian’ is much more than a consistently shocking biography of Peter Thiel, the most important investor in tech and a key supporter of the Donald Trump presidency. It’s also a disturbing history of Silicon Valley that will make you reconsider the ideological foundations of America’s relentless engine of creative destruction.

Brad Stone, author – “The Everything Store” and “Amazon Unbound”

Every week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the author or reviewer of a new or trending business book.

This week Whitfield interviewed Bronwyn Williams, Trend Translator and Future Finance Specialist at Flux Trends.

Williams reviewed “The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power” by Max Chafkin.

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He’s been the money… behind a lot of the businesses we use today and the businesses that are using us, with or without our knowledge… He’s also the brains and money behind a lot of political influence in the US. He was one of the prominent backers of Trump…

Bronwyn Williams, Trend Translator and Future Finance Specialist – Flux Trends

He’s quite mysterious… and can be cast as both a villain and hero, depending on who you talk to… Max Chafkin is clearly not a fan… He didn’t have close access…

Bronwyn Williams, Trend Translator and Future Finance Specialist – Flux Trends

… salacious… details of his personal life…

Bronwyn Williams, Trend Translator and Future Finance Specialist – Flux Trends

He really is playing a very sophisticated game… It is in all our best interest to understand the game Peter Thiel is playing… He’s betting on the future…

Bronwyn Williams, Trend Translator and Future Finance Specialist – Flux Trends

He has a side of wanting to take revenge on people who have wronged him… He will go after people who have been unfair to him…

Bronwyn Williams, Trend Translator and Future Finance Specialist – Flux Trends

I like the man. There’s a lot we can learn from him… He’s got a handle on the future of technology and politics…

Bronwyn Williams, Trend Translator and Future Finance Specialist – Flux Trends

 

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