The two levers of modernity
First: If you come up with an innovation that creates value, that value is multiplied a million-fold because now you can share it outside your village.
Second: If you build a community, the network effect creates increasing amounts of value as more people use it.
And the pothole: As we race to create value, it’s easy to forget that it’s unevenly distributed. A safety net isn’t perfect, but it’s better than no net at all.
Rising tides lift all boats, but we’re not boats.