The Salmon Theory

The Salmon Theory
The Salmon Theory is my name for a common conversation I’ve heard in the startup community: how come a mining town on the edge of the desert has such awesome people here? Paul Graham has a theory about cities, that each city prizes something different, has a different message about what it means to be ambitious. When I read that, I tried to work out what Perth cared about. Wealth? It’s nice but no-one really cares how much you’ve got in the bank. Power? nope. Fame? we actively discourage that, the Tall Poppy Syndrome is a real thing. Intelligence? Education?
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