Category: Social Media

Former Investment company CEO Shervin Pishevar Is Tweeting And It’s Not Good News For Investors

Shervin Pishevar is a legend in the startup investment industry. Pishevar has a magic touch when it comes to picking startups that turn into major profit makers. Shervin was one of the first investors to put millions into Uber. His original investment is worth billions now. Shervin Pishevar decided Elon Musk was on to something when Musk decided to build a Hyperloop between San Francisco and Los Angeles. That project is still in the infancy stage, but Pishevar believes Hyperloop One will be a huge success.

Most investors are playing safe when it comes to investing in new startups that don’t have any real investment legs to stand on. But Shervin Pishevar is not one of those investors. He likes to gamble, and he usually wins. And now that his 21-hour tweetstorm is over, he seems ready to jump back into the investing limelight. Resigning his CEO position with Investment company was a difficult thing to do, but if his tweetstorm is any indication, he is back and ready to make a difference in the investment world.

His 50 plus tweets covered several topics, but the tweets about the stock market losing more than 5,000 points this year was a wakeup call for new investors who have most of their money in the stock market. Pishevar doesn’t have much faith in bonds either. Some investors say Russia’s decision to get rid of most of their U.S. Treasury notes may be an indication that Shervin Pishevar is on to something. Some investors are ignoring the signs, but Pishevar isn’t one of those investors either.

Other investors thought Shervin Pishevar was crazy when he took a shot at Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon on Twitter. Shervin’s tweet said those giants are too powerful. Not everyone agrees with Pishevar’s 21-hour tweet extravaganza, but it was entertaining as well as enlightening for new investors who need help understanding the current trend in investing. A lot of hedge fund managers feel the same way about the economy and the stock market. There is an adjustment coming, according to those big hedge fund managers. Pishevar is just letting people know it’s coming through his tweetstorm.

Chainsmokers Dive into Dark Waters with “Sick Boy”

With the release of their new single, “Sick Boy”, the Chainsmokers made a risky move by setting off in a darker direction, both lyrically and musically. Fans can immediately recognize the change in style from previous hits. The upbeat electronic sound has been swapped for a darker, more serious one, although still catchy.

If you’re not familiar with the Chainsmokers, they are an electronic dance music band consisting of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall. Their most popular song is “Closer”, which is their first number one hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. Their song “Don’t Let Me Down” also received a Grammy for Best Dance Recording. Lyrics of hits such as these have centered on lighter themes like partying, taking selfies, and romantic flings. “Sick Boy” marks the end of the cheery dance music phase and the beginning of one that is more serious and socially aware.

Drew Taggart elaborated on the intent of their new single and plans for the future of the band, stating that they’ve grown up and want to talk about issues that they, and many other people are currently facing. Particularly, the Chainsmokers want to deliver messages about the way the current generation is growing up and functioning in society.

The lyrics for “Sick Boy” accomplish just that, tackling the issue of growing up in a society in which social media is heavily consumed. Taggart explained that it is hard growing up with social media because it is very easy for people to know you and also to misinterpret you. Young people growing up today compete to get as many followers and likes as possible, causing some to lose themselves and to base their worth on how popular they are.

A powerful line in ‘Sick Boy’ summarizes Taggart’s message nicely.

“Feed yourself with my life’s work. How many likes is my life worth?”

As far as expectations for how their music will be received, Taggart wants the music the music to be relatable to people on a deeper level, while remaining fun.