Recode co-founder Kara Swisher has this thing she likes to call the “prick to productivity ratio”—how big of a jerk a particular executive is, versus how much he gets done. And these days, both in Silicon Valley and in Washington, that ratio has gone all wrong.
“Taking advantage, just not caring about the consequences—that’s being played out in Silicon Valley over and over again. So don’t be surprised at what Trump is doing. Silicon Valley sets the tone,” Swisher tells Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson in the latest episode of The New Abnormal.
“Their lack of self-reflection is so vast that I always say they can’t see themselves in mirrors, like they’re vampires,” she adds. “These are the richest people on the planet with the most power and lack of accountability.”