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Infinite Loops

Mar 3, 2022

Rohit Krishnan is a VC and essayist who writes the ‘Strange Loop Canon’ newsletter in which he tries to understand the ever increasing complexity of our world. You can follow Rohit on Twitter at and subscribe to his newsletter at

Show Notes:

  • Douglas Hofstadter’s Strange Loop
  • Memory as an unreliable narrator
  • Are we seeing a decline in eccentricity?
  • The Great Reshuffle
  • We need more Thiel-style patrons
  • Why do big companies suck at innovation?
  • Importance of failure
  • Reducing the cost of failure
  • Universal Basic Income/Dividend
  • Maximizing EV vs. Maximizing hit rate
  • Are governments inefficient?
  • Fragility of jobs
  • World in 2050

Books Recommended:

  • Gödel, Escher, Bach; by Douglas Hofstadter
  • I Am a Strange Loop; by Douglas Hofstadter
  • The Misbehavior of Markets; by Benoit Mandelbrot and Richard L. Hudson