Truth is overrated

Keith Teare
20 min readJul 15, 2022

A Bill Gurley tweet pointed to an essay written by Isaac Saul (@Ike_Saul), founder of Tangle. His essay challenges the idea that misinformation is a problem. He argues that nothing we humans think we know is actually true. Rather it is our provisional understanding. Of course, he is right. Truth is overrated

By Keith Teare • Issue #318

Contents

Truth is Overrated

Essays of the Week

  • Network States and Nation States
  • — — Balaji Srinivasan
  • — — Vitalik Buterin
  • VC Due Diligence Returns — With a Vengeance
  • Forecasting a Return to Venture Normalcy
  • Why It’s Time To Invest In Early-Stage VC
  • Every Year You Should Double Your “TTAM”. Your True TAM
  • Medium Length
  • Hopin cuts 29% of its staff, just months after its last layoffs

Startup of the Week

  • Apple

Tweet of the Week

  • Elon

Editorial

This week has been busy. Signalrank is about four weeks into raising capital for its first institutional financing round, and I am talking to four or more investors daily. But the stream of news has been so compelling that even fundraising has been unable to prevent me from noticing.

The lead story this week was triggered by a @bgurley tweet. Bill pointed to an essay written by Isaac Saul (@Ike_Saul), founder of Tangle. Tangle is a newsletter that has something in common with That Was The Week in that it brings together ideas from all sides of the spectrum. In the case of Tangle, that is politics.

His essay challenges the idea that misinformation is a problem. In a week where we got the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, he argues that nothing we humans think we know is actually true. Rather it is our provisional understanding.

He opens with:

Many of the things that you believe right now — in this very moment — are utterly wrong.

I can’t tell you precisely what those things are, of course, but I can say with near

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Keith Teare

Founder at SignalRank Corporation. Publisher of That Was The Week, Founder at archimedes.studio. Founding TechCrunch investor