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The ‘Shamanification’ of the Tech CEO

01/08/2022 08:59 PM | Click to read full article

Look past buzzwords like biohack and transhumanism and many tech executives look a lot like the trance-dancers and witch doctors of past societies. 

Founders have to convince investors that, with time and dollars, their companies will metamorphose into fat, pearly unicorns. But they have little that sets them apart, especially early on.  Like shamans then, founders fall back on personal qualities to convince investors that they can do something near-miraculous.