Venkatesh Rao ☀️
I do wonder the category of “builder” is real as opposed to a self-congratulatory identity. Yes people build, but it’s a messy and loose group not a tight and coherent identity group. It’s like the difference between people who work in science vs people who post “I fucking love science” slogans
Yeah I’ve filed “builder” as closely adjacent to “hustler.” Who knows what’s actually getting built? Sure, could be a business or a product, but also might be a brand, a vibe, a web of lies, a narrative.