60 companies benefit from the work of Shervin Pishevar. As a venture capitalist, he seeded money to those ventures. Thanks to access to valuable funding, these companies were able to take their first steps. Other people benefit from the work of Shervin Pishevar. He is a well-known philanthropist. Pishevar’s work for charitable institutions is worthy of praise. And there’s another way he seeks to help others. Pishevar is a prolific activist on Twitter. February of 2018 saw him launch into an incredible tweet storm. For 21 hours, the entrepreneur and venture capitalist shared his musings on a wide variety of topics.
Sending out tweets is commonplace among public figures wishing to send out information. Tweet storms take things to the next level. A lengthy tweet storm, one that spans several hours, is sure to get attention. Followers who may otherwise ignore a tweet or two could take notice of dozens of tweets rapidly alerting their notification settings.
Whether they heed any advice in the tweets is unknown. Hopefully, some of Pishevar’s followers at least weighed his opinions about a few topics covered in the tweet storm.
Shervin Pishevar warned of a massive Bitcoin disaster. As anyone following the cryptocurrency market knows, Bitcoin lost an incredible amount of value throughout the year. Pishevar’s worries about the stock market, however, did not come to fruition. He believed the market might drop about 6,000 points. The stock market has experienced strange ups and downs. Gains end up wiped away by losses only to see the market bounce back.
Opinions about the stock market vary. No one seems to be able to place a finger on where the Dow Jones will go. Unease about the U.S./China trade war makes predictability even more difficult. Shervin Pishevar went out on a proverbial limb suggesting the market is headed towards financial crisis-level collapse. What will the future reveal about his prediction?
The Shervin Pishevar tweet storm has become somewhat legendary. Even though one year passed, the tweets are still worth reading. Other topics such as technology and antitrust interventions also raise eyebrows even after 12 months.