A Billion Dollars Isn't Cool Anymore


One of the hottest tickets at Davos was "Connectedness" a talk about how will online and mobile behaviours be reshaped over the coming years.

Weighing in was Venture capital titan, Jim Breye, at Accel Partners, a first round investors in Facebook, Groupon, AdMob and Comscore. Jim also sits on the board of Walmart, Dell, Marvel Entertainment and Facebook. Given their amazing track record, what's the next billion dollar company? Jim says, forget that, he's seeking out the next trillion dollar idea.

Anyone who has seen the movie "The Social Network" will remember the scene where Sean Parker (played by Justin Timberlake) tells Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that making a million dollars should be his goal.

"A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion dollars," Parker says.

Now, apparently, a billion isn't cool. A trillion dollars is cool.

We tried at ask Sean about this.

"Gotta rush, gotta take a meeting, email me and we'll have coffee," the real life Sean Parker said.

And with that, he was off in a flash, his bespoke suit just a blur as he ran down the hall.


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