If you’re into technology at all you may have heard of Marc Andreessen. Mosaic, Netscape, Loudcloud, and Ning are just a few of the technology companies that he’s founded, co-founded or been a part of. My Dad sent me this interview with Charlie Rose, who in my opinion is one of the best interviewers around today. He seems to be able to ask intriguing questions without being offensive, which is a fine line for some journalists.
Andreessen is someone I’ve looked up to for quite some time as a leader of the digital age. If Al Gore is the one that invented the internet, Andreessen essentially laid out the public transportation system that has become the information superhighway. Though, still to this day, he seems to remain humble and behind the scenes compared to other Silicon Valley though-leaders. I suppose it’s that demeanor that I find so intriguing and familiar.
In the interview, Andreessen talks about why he’s never been CEO and how he values his mobility, something I can truly relate to. He goes on to talk about Silicon Valley philanthropy, Tesla Motors, the Paypal Mafia and how Mark Zuckerberg is one of the best CEOs in the world. Interesting stuff and easily the best 30 minutes I’ve spent watching something in quite some time.
The video isn’t embeddable so check it out here: Charlie Rose Interviews Marc Andreessen