Yesterday a tweet from Venture Hacks caught my eye:
Man's greatest innovations are the peaceful periods of history that make all other innovations possible.
It stood out because I think it's profoundly wrong and I rarely disagree with anything either Nivi or Naval say, but the sentiment here seems outrageous to me. It's akin to congratulating a wife beating alcoholic on managing to occasional not break her arm.
It's akin to giving some sort of prize to US presidents for having not yet started any wars. (Ummm...oh wait...I guess we do that already.)