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Shervin Pishevar’s Epic Tweetstorm Raged Across The Planet

As a young man Shervin Pishevar seemed well on his way to a brilliant career in medical research, but he took an early detour to get involved in high tech entrepreneurship. Certainly, his contributions to the high-tech sector can also be called brilliant.

The first success stories of Shervin Pishevar were, WebOS, SGN and HyperOffice. He founded all of these companies. That alone would have made the career of any man, but it was just a warmup for this young man.

Today the name of Shervin Pishevar is associated with some of the most stellar success stories in recent years. He was the co-founder of Hyperloop and Investment company. As an angel investor he backed Uber, Airbnb, Warby Parker and Uber Series-B. Again, that’s just to name a few.

So when Mr. Pishevar — a living legend — recently let loose with a massive Tweetstorm that rolled out dozens of meaty thought about an array of topics, thousands of people stopped everything and followed along.

Mr. Pishevar covered more than a dozens areas. These included stock market predictions, the fate of Silicon Valley, the future of Bitcoin, the strange absence of inflation in the U.S. economy and much more.

He also chided President Trump for engaging in too much “cheering” of the rising stock market throughout 2017. Mr. Pishevar said it is improper for a President to make noise about what the markets are doing. He said the market should be allowed to, “do their work.”

Shervin Pishevar had harsh words for a cadre of American tech-sector giants, including Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon. These companies have become so large and powerful, he said, they are effectively monopolies. As such, they do much to stifle new innovation and crush the hopes and dreams of young and hungry entrepreneurs.

Perhaps a more positive note was struck on inflation — or lack thereof. Shervin Pishevar suggested that the United States has been essentially “exporting” its inflation to other nations via trade policy.

Whatever the case, it’s clear that when a man like Shervin Pishevar Tweets, people pay attention.