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Reid Hoffman

Internet Entrepreneur

Reid Hoffman: Yeah, if you'd ask me -- because this is one of the things Peter and I would talk about -- the first book I ever thought I would write would be a book on friendship. Because I think there's a bunch of interesting things about friendship. In fact, the way that we go through life together is essentially the thing that most occupies my attention. Whether it's the way we go through life as friends, whether it's as colleagues, whether it's as citizens, whether it's as workers. And to some degree, I think all the theories and meaning of life that I think have some substance is: How are we going through life together? What are our obligations to each other? What are our obligations to ourselves? What are the things we can aspire to? How do we make ourselves -- when we aspire to what is the best in humanity -- how do we get there? And the way that we discover that is through conversation with each other. This is part of the public intellectual, through hearing other people's points of view, and evolving our own and evolving theirs. So that network connectivity, how we shape each other, is at the bedrock of what I pay attention to and work in.
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