To get rich quickly in Silicon Valley is not to start a business, but to provide services for entrepreneurship.

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 To get rich quickly in Silicon Valley is not to start a business, but to provide services for entrepreneurship.


NetEase news on April 28th news, according to foreign media reports, Cory (CoreyPein) with his unfamiliar entrepreneurial idea to Silicon Valley, the result is not the creator of the holy place, the so-called entrepreneurship is used by enterprises to seize profit gimmicks, more just a waste land about technical fraud. As you may have heard, hard work in the industry of your choice is definitely the stupidest way to join the billionaire club. In Silicon Valley, the best managers and technicians in the world have found a shortcut to get rich. The Ivy League graduates who once yearned for Wall Street turned to Silicon Valley. Silicon Valleys founders, investors, equity holding company executives, and middlemen who take advantage of the commission are booming. Inspired by their success, I also had the idea of moving to Silicon Valley, starting a company and getting rich overnight. I left home with some self-made business cards and immature ideas. The first thing I need to face is to stay in one place. The best place I can find in the short term is a place called hacker apartment. Like most Bay Area newcomers, I found this through short term rental apartment Airbnb. The hacker apartment is 85 dollars per night, the price is lower than the market average, but it still surpasses my budget. But from a good point of view, the real estate agencys so-called SoMa is a fashionable San Francisco community, which is very suitable for me as a journalist and entrepreneur. A cheap rental factory in the south of the block has become the first choice for start-ups to seek an open office environment, although there are many poor and homeless people there. The hacker apartments ads clearly express the preference for technicians: we welcome entrepreneurs who want to expand their networks, proactive and conscientious entrepreneurs, really perfect. The best element is: there is no double bed. I told the apartment owner that I was a germinant entrepreneur and writer. But the apartment owner has no ownership of the place. I looked up: the mortgage of the apartment was held by some Europeans, but he seemed to spend most of his time on vacation and surfing, just taking technology as a hobby. I am not clear about the legal status of this lease. I rang the doorbell of a room marked with a tenant. A man immediately responded, as if he had been waiting for me to come. After a while, the door opened and I met my new roommate, a skinny new Zealander. We took the elevator to the third floor and passed the quiet corridor with a yellow carpet. Our room number is No. 16. As soon as I entered the door, I noticed the mens shoes stacked up in the hills. Hacker apartment is modern decoration style, more spacious than outside. This suite is distributed on three floors. The furniture includes a picnic bench and a sofa with a wide living room. I saw five other short tenants. New Zealanders tell me that soon after, some Norwegians - a whole entrepreneurial team will move in. We calculated by one person and one bed. There were three beds in the room. What about the key to the door? I asked. There is only one key, said the new Zealanders. A key? I said, everybody? I understand that I dont have to spend too much time to know my roommate, because we are all in high tech changes. Our relationship is temporary and can change at any time. Illustration: Airbnb employees work in San Francisco Even for a room like this, I have only booked for two weeks. Once connected to the wireless network in the room, I began to search for the next residence. There are five beds in my room. I thought I had rented a single apartment, but I found it through a check - and - out examination of the publicity page, and the content clearly pointed out no double bed, but I finally found the word shared room in the corner of the delicate leaflet. Within my budget, two weeks is not enough to find a suitable apartment in San Francisco. The rent here is even higher than in New York or London. The price of a single bed is 3000 dollars per month, the studio is 2500 dollars per month, the common stock is 1500 dollars, the illegal junk stock is 1000 dollars. In the eastern part of Oakland and Berkeley, and in the southern part of Silicon Valley, such as Redwood City, Palo Arto and mountain view, the price level of the whole bay area is roughly the same. Of course, I can also live in the surrounding area in order to save rent, but it will undoubtedly lead to more time and traffic costs. Similar hacker apartment is the product of disruptive innovation in the urban real estate market. The city was once surrounded by small apartments and single family houses. Over the past few decades, these houses have been the place where the bottom workers and their families live. But the upsurge of technology boom that followed led to this so-called family housing to give full play to its investment real estate potential. Some houses have become venture capital incubators or shared workspaces. Even a room without windows has become a place for technology practitioners. Some shrewd investors will buy or rent dozens of apartments around the bay area for rental purposes. Although I admired them in a dark, dirty little room, San Francisco residents living in rented apartments were not optimistic. I met a musician who lived in an apartment with a monthly rent of 600 dollars. She was always worried that she would be chased away by the landlord, and then rent it to a white skilled worker like me at a price of six times. As the landlord was eager to get investment returns, the number of tenants who were expelled in five years increased by 55%. Many times, landlords often let the tenants pack up immediately because of unwarranted reasons. Its just bullying households to pack up their clothes. Some landlords even rent the lease because the tenants are putting cups in the cupboard, because they say its a mess. Finally, the tenant had to move, a lawyer from a tenants rights protection organization told me. His employer, a company called EvictionDefenseCollaborative, was driven out of his office, and the landlord rented the house to another technology company. When I stopped writing software and began writing for newspapers, my income plummeted. Now I envy those technicians, the winner of technology industry and even those pioneers of entrepreneurship. They have ideas. They are motivated. The most important thing is that they have money. Why cant I do this? Illustration: Square employees work in San Francisco I am not only changing my career, but also in the trend of learning coding. I am being instilled by a specious ideology. I am very proud because I have learned a lot of new skills. But I dont understand that the only way to turn these skills into gold and silver is to embrace the digital world economy, which has been set by big companies in the industry. My idea is to go to a technology venture and write a book about how to invest in tech start-ups and get rich returns, which is a typical Silicon Valley road. In order to save money, I spend most of my time cooking. When I found out that if you can always take out and never have to deal with worldly things like laundry, washing up and going to the supermarket, its much easier to start a technology company. As one says on the social platform Twitter, San Franciscos scientific and technological culture is focused on solving a problem: what does my mother do for me no longer? When I see these digital aborigines toddlers in adults daily life, I never feel old or irritable. One of the children, from Ivy League school, has a deep understanding of advanced mathematics in his Google intern position. But the child cant use the rice cooker at all. I explained to him repeatedly the cooking process: put in rice, add water, press the subscript to have the cooking button. He is getting more and more confused. I suspect he wants me to cook for him. He tried to fry a piece of chicken breast without bones and without skin, but only according to the instructions on the package. How do you do it? I asked. No, not a bit, he said. But Im already full. Thats the most important thing. I dont care about its taste. When I first heard of Soylent, the startup sold a tasteless, sticky meal replacement powder, and I was wondering what kind of fool would choose such a paste. Now I know. For others, these highly paid bookworm may be better at staying at home. They are introducing children to destroy culture, a barman told me. In fact, when you hear a baby face billionaire communicating with people in public, you may feel very angry. Their unavoidable first question is always: what is your field? Not whats the latest? Or, where do you come from? It is what is your field? This is perhaps the most intolerable technical term I have ever heard. Whats your field? It means what is your company doing? This is the question: what do you do? Totally different, because a company that you are single may not have any business at all. A field has an ideal quality that has never been thought of in daily work. If you are a writer, you will never say I am a writer, you will say, I am in the field of content, or if you are more ambitious, you will say, I am in the media field. But if you really have ambitions, you will know that media is no longer out of date. Now the popular platform is platform. The term used by investors to judge whether a platform is good or bad -- the so-called metric is user attention, which can be realizable to advertisers to obtain cash flow. So if someone asks, what is your field? Your work is not ideal, for example, a writer, then you should say, I am like a ninja. In my old life, I would rather dig out my eyeballs than describe myself in this way. But in the era of economic recession, in the post prosperity, post working and post shamed San Francisco, I must adapt to the environment and survive. I began to familiarize myself with the limitless theory of phenomenology in the new environment. We are all grown men, like a captive gerbils, pressing a switch to get food, and then pressing a switch to get the necessary short entertainment. Airbnb and Foodpanda serve our bodies, while Netflix and Lifehacker nourish the soul. I rely on websites like EventBrite and Meetup to ensure my social networking and reduce related expenses. I attended a party at Yelp Office - like most of the free gifts in town, it was an online advertisement. The site is a tower that forbids decorative art decoration - the ancient PacBell building, the California Branch built by the national telephone company during its heyday. Now the largest tenant in the tower is a website that allows anonymous literati to comment on local institutions. Most of the people attending the party seem to work in Yelp and feel that it is necessary to stay and participate in the activities. But there are other reasons for these people to stay here -- an anxiety about strange space. Life beyond the bubble is often horrible and unpredictable. But in the bubble, you can comfort yourself that it is safe. The bay area science and technology community has imposed entertainment and strongly encourages intoxication. For example, in the Yelp bar, there are three high craft beer barrels and a series of wine and spirits. This is not for our temporary guests, but a permanent material supply, usually open to employees, and the Yelp cafe has a perfect five star rating on Yelp. Well, it looks like Ill never leave my office! One commentator wrote. An enterprise recruiter explained to me the power of the welfare war, a free gift that has escalated between companies and companies, such as the steak dinner on the staffs desk, free laundry service, free cycling and maintenance, free protocol service and so on, and free drinks. They might get 20 dollars of steak, but because they also work in their spare time, and so on, they provide an additional $200 value for their employers, the recruiters said. Therefore, the seemingly luxurious temptation is a way to attract programmers to meet their needs without salary. At the same time, these so-called benefits also effectively disguise the heavy work arrangements of the company. At least in the beginning, my roommate seemed to be satisfied with the arrangement. They say everything about Google is true, an intern told me after entering the Google headquarters. There are 20 cafeterias, a gym, and everything is used. On the morning of every working day, he would brush with other Google employees nearby to climb up the Google bus near the BART station and go to mountain view 35 miles away. They started working on buses equipped with wireless networks until they left the Google campus until around 8 p.m. After they finished their evening meal in the companys cafeteria, another bus sent them home directly. This is a very standard process for big Silicon Valley companies. Even in the SoMa warehouse, some tattered start-ups offer free catering services. Welfare, brother! Another roommate, a non Google employee, began to rush to his home after he arrived home at 10 oclock on the first night of work. I work until 9 in the evening, because if you work late, the dinner is free... And they will pay for the taxi, he continued. This has become his usual practice, and he has never questioned it. Think about it. Like many of his contemporaries, he has never questioned any questions. Under such circumstances, it is a prerequisite to tolerate a certain degree of deceit. Just having the right skills, investing time and completing the work are far from enough - you must be excited about your work. Some specialties are more needed than other majors. Anyone with a degree in humanities can enter the marketing work through his own way, but programmers are hard to find. On a sunny day, I went to the activity center of pier 27 along the seaside and signed in at the DeveloperWeek week of developer week. As we all know, DevWeek is basically a week long job fair, with slide presentation and group discussion. I am not too happy to see employers eager to recruit suitable employees instead of doing the opposite. In the US in 2010, the only recruitment place outside Silicon Valley was the army recruiting center in the United States. Hundreds of people have gathered in DevWeek to find a better job, but there are not enough applicants to fill the vacancies of the so-called Java legend, PythonBadasses, Hadoop heroes, or other kindergarten categories that describe various programming majors. Technicians tend to flaunt themselves and avoid being labeled as workers. If their business card proves that he is a rock star or a ninja, or a romantic, brave and individualistic guy, then such a person is supposed to look in the mirror to recognize himself. I have an important understanding in DevWeek: I am not the only one who is technically ing and bluff. Everyone is doing this, even those highly sought after engineering talents. To my surprise, how many developers, like me, are not real programmers. When it comes to the heavy work of computer programming, a large number of technical ninjas are not entirely comfortable. Since many complex and discrete tasks involved in developing web sites or applications have been automated, it is no longer necessary to master the relevant knowledge of software architecture. The work of a programmer is rarely a craft. These applications are also running on assembly lines, and are built with ready made components such as open source. The most important computer commands of technology ninjas masters are copying and pasting. The White House of Barack Obama (BarackObama) has promoted the learning coding campaign in Silicon Valley, an official government work creation plan. In the wake of the 2008 economic crisis, the traditional American job market remains a smoldering carbon pit, and the promotion of computer programming is seen as a reliable way to achieve Americans expectations of prosperity and stability for decades. However, many of Silicon Valleys successful programmers are scrambling to turn themselves from machine to company founder. Running a start-up does not necessarily require too much money. Besides, unless your venture company attracts a lot of investment and appropriate news coverage, it will be difficult to enhance the companys status. The main reason is that programmers know that their own path of success is rapidly collapsing and collapsing. They know that highly paid programming will soon be destroyed. The surge in code training around the world is reducing the market value of their skills. With the progress of AI technology, computers can take over more common software development work. Programmers also know that the quickest way to achieve greater success is to find new areas that have not yet been automated. Each of the science and technology industry activities aimed at stimulating major investments - the shared economy - has covered up a larger social transition program, and these social transition programmes are all in the direction of investors and senior management. In the first seven years after the economic crisis in 2008, 16 million people left the traditional jobs in the United States. During the same period, the whole United States seemed to be rewarded for the timely opportunism of Silicon Valley. With the support of Wall Street, technology start-ups have swept up to provide millions of virtual money making plans for homeless employees - Bloomberg News called it the entrepreneur in the box. Do you need to get cash quickly? Take out the point to point loan, or start the crowd raising activities. Do you need a job? To become a TaskRabbit runner, to take part in scattered work or to set up a video website YouTube Vlogger. This idea may be destroying the nine - to - five, occasional overtime work, but the Internet comes with the Internet, where there are endless freelance opportunities that start to become like video games - click the mouse to press the right button to get instant gratification and meager returns. Today, more than 1/3 of American workers are freelancers or temporary workers - that is, their livelihoods depend on the managers heart and soul. Thats what many entrepreneurs do for them. Social welfare, public education and subversion of organized labor create a so-called 50 sub economy, which provides only two options: either to be rich or to die. In the latest version of the American dream, if you are not a billionaire, you havent worked hard yet. Another new shared economy, named Fiverr, provides users with all the freelance names from illustrations to translations, with a fixed price of $5 per job. Fiverr was launched in 2010. It was founded by two Israelis. Over the past five years, it has received more than $50 million in financing and the annual income of the platform is US $15 million. Silicon Valley investors praised the unbelievable vision of the founder and shocked the companys liquidity, speed and participation for the global market. But for a job with a profit of $5, or a $3.92 job after deducting platform service charges, how much work do people really want to do? Many advertisements promise $5 for personalized website development. Others provide quick identification, proofreading, or resume writing. Tens of thousands of people pay strangers 5 dollars to help them find too difficult, too much or too trivial things. Fiverrs terms of service prohibit nonsense and cool things, but the service platform seems to tolerate advertisements similar to writing machines or cheating on social networks. I visited the Fiverr platform and found that many services were overcommitted. The service is listed by Fiverr certified top seller, who claims to have experience in precious metal brokers. For 5 dollars, I will help you fight the deadly Ebola virus epidemic. As far as I know, Ebola virus has no cure. But should I argue with this so-called five star seller? Can 2679 customers be wrong? On the websites message board, many Fiverr sellers are also sowing, such as unfair competition from fraudsters, inadequate platform payment, irregular rules, small sales and never enough time. Some of them are really hopeless. Fiverr even sent e-mails to sellers to tell them to increase productivity by avoiding depression. Many full-time Fiverr sellers have also caused physical loss to themselves, and many of the sellers say they are ready to live in front of the computer for a long time, which leads to weight gain. By sending workers away from the recession, they send emails about productivity to workers. Full-time Fiverring also caused physical losses, and many slavery hawkers reported rapid weight gain. A lady wrote, I understand what you mean! I bought some jeans that are tight fitting this weekend. Another commentator saw business opportunities. If anyone is interested, he wrote, I am organizing an Fiverr service to provide people with online fitness trainers. Fiverr makes the seller of the platform an image of a fat, dejected liar who is encouraged by the designers behind the virtual platform to spend their energy on his companions. And the Fiverr platform is the only real winner. The company finally accepted the image and celebrated the image through a subway advertising campaign, showing a tired model with curly hair and dark circles. You drink coffee at lunch. You stick to it. Lack of sleep may be the crux of the problem, and perhaps the opportunity. You may be a doer, it concluded. When busy becomes a symbol of status, it is essential to beautify fatigue. I found Corey Ferreira (CoreyFerreira) through his website makefiverrmoney.com. The website is a marketing tool for Ferreiras e-book Fiverrs success secret: 8 hours a week, 4000 dollars for easy monthly entry (FiverrSuccess:$4000aMonth.8HoursofWorkaWeek.). Ferreira made a lot of money through Fiverr. After finding that the income began to slow down, he switched to a new method: he could sell the method. He has this idea in a book called notebook millionaire, which describes a person from almost homeless to making money on the Internet. One of the things he talked about was the development of information products. So Ferreira compiled the successful experience of the Fiverr platform and sold hundreds of dollars at the price of $17. This book marks the transformation of Ferreira, who spends less time on labour intensive web design, and begins to spend more time looking for the cold integration of Internet marketing: the so-called passive income. I remember when eBay became popular, he told me. I was still young. Everyone is talking about how to make money on eBay. I remember someone telling me, in the gold rush, you should sell spades. I think he made me accept some gods. Dont follow the wind to dig gold: instead, sell spades to those who think they will get rich. Its relatively simple to publish ads on Fiverr. However, to sell all the eager Fiverr supporters to get rich quick handbooks, they must join the shovel merchants. I realized that my Airbnb landlord was also a shovel vendor, just like the company that rented to my website hosting server. As entrepreneurial community organizers sell tickets for meetings and social parties, entrepreneurship awards, Hacker News Media and the entire Silicon Valley are advocating the ideal of personal achievement. Our entrepreneurs are not entrepreneurs, we are excavators, and shovel businessmen are much smarter than the slow innovators, the entrepreneurs do all the work, and the entrepreneurs take all the rewards. For people like me who have no business sense, it is more inspiring to promote a method instead of simply developing products or services. I interpret this lesson as an extension of the old saying of giving people fish instead of giving them fish. The concept now is: you make him pay for fishing courses, and student loans are also necessary, but do not mention that you have dried up the swimming pool. In a post modern capitalist society, less opportunities are available for the lack of cash workers and less supervision of entrepreneurial behavior. What can be accepted more than false hopes? This is a shrewd business. For decades, with the firm support of the US government, Congress and the Wall Street, Silicon Valley giants have rewritten the rules of the global economy and are in their own interests. The public is fooled by the bright marketing of the technology industry, and is bewildered by its novelty and convenience in introducing small products, but it has forgotten that it is being fooled. Of course, many consumers are just beginning to realize the dark side of big technology companies. This is not a by-product of the Conscious Capitalism of California. It is the misfortune behind the heroism of changing the world. It is clear that mercenary, mediocre and cynicism have always been the core of the enterprise. A new generation of billionaires in Silicon Valley knows what they are doing. If necessary, they will run all the way to Mars with all their money. (Han Bing) source: NetEase science and technology report editor: Yao Liwei _NT6056 For decades, with the firm support of the US government, Congress and the Wall Street, Silicon Valley giants have rewritten the rules of the global economy and are in their own interests. The public is fooled by the bright marketing of the technology industry, and is bewildered by its novelty and convenience in introducing small products, but it has forgotten that it is being fooled. Of course, many consumers are just beginning to realize the dark side of big technology companies. This is not a by-product of the Conscious Capitalism of California. It is the misfortune behind the heroism of changing the world. It is clear that mercenary, mediocre and cynicism have always been the core of the enterprise. A new generation of billionaires in Silicon Valley knows what they are doing. If necessary, they will run all the way to Mars with all their money. (Han ice)