Uncanny Valley Quotes

Anna Wiener
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The mark of a hustler, a true entrepreneurial spirit, was creating the job that you wanted and making it look indispensable, even if it was institutionally unnecessary. This was an existential strategy for the tech industry itself, and it did not come naturally to me."
-- Anna (Incentives)

Importance: This quote summarizes one of the main values of tech culture: the entrepreneurial spirit. Furthermore, it demonstrates Anna's disconnect from tech culture and her different skillsets and workplace values. As it appears early in the book, this quote establishes Anna as separate from the workplace culture she has just joined. Through her difference and separateness, Anna is perhaps better equipped to act as an observer of the industry who has a unique position both inside and outside its culture. This quote also suggests that Anna has to grow and develop new skills, including a greater entrepreneurial disposition in order to succeed in the tech ecosystem...

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