Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sean Parker

Seeing 'The Social Network' and reading Vanity Fair's October 2010 feature will give greater significance and context to Sean Parker than the quotes below.

Sean Parker co-founded Napster and was at one time the President of Facebook Inc. (he is played by Justin Timberlake in 'The Social Network')
"I’ve told Sean he may be the long-lost grandson of Howard Hughes—a brilliant entrepreneur who is somehow transforming the United States and yet is not understood by society. Sean is one of the great serial entrepreneurs of his generation, someone who is really changing the world and turning the wheel of history.”
-Peter Thiel (billionaire PayPal c0-founder and CEO)

“Napster and Facebook are two of the most significant companies in the history of the Internet,” says
Matt Cohler, “and in both cases Parker spotted them earlier than anyone—other than the people who invented them.”

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