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Brian Bendett


Early in my career I worked for the White House Council of Economic Advisors. I loved being at the forefront of economic issues, examining the fringe edges of policy on both a macro and granular level. When you’re in new terrain, there's a temptation to make things fit with the way it has always been in the past, but the future doesn’t have to look like anything that came before. While some fundamental patterns don’t often change, it’s risky to only rely on pattern matching the future with the past. Founders with a nuanced understanding of a market and a broad perspective on where it's headed are often the ones most successful at creating a first-principled approach for how to move innovation in it forward.