How the Paypal Mafia shaped Silicon Valley
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Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, Jawed Karim, Max Levchin, Reid Hoffman... recognize any of these names? In 2007, Fortune Magazine published an article along with a very eye-catching photo montage about the PayPal Mafia. Turns out they all have many things in common: from their beginnings to their work values. Today they're some of the most successful people in the tech business.
But, who were they? Why and how are they so important? Do they really run Silicon Valley?
Check out this video to learn about this peculiar story.
0:00 PayPal Mafia - The members
4:16 PayPal Mafia - PayPal and the beginnings of e-commerce
5:57 PayPal Mafia - PayPal's company culture
10:55 PayPal Mafia - The company's growth
11:37 PayPal Mafia - Why is this story relevant?
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Original Fortune Article: https://fortune.com/2007/11/13/paypal-mafia/
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