"Like all great parodies, it captures a lot of truths."
Richard Hendricks’s Pied Piper, which is realistic but fictional, has inspired a real company, WaveOne, to perfect the technology from the show; ‘a linear combination of their personalities’
Bill Gates says that HBO's 'Silicon Valley' is the best way to understand the real Silicon Valley: 'They don’t make any more fun of us than we deserve'
Bill Gates has a message for those in the tech industry who think that HBO's "Silicon Valley" is too critical: lighten up.
"I always tell them: 'You really should watch it, because they don’t make any more fun of us than we deserve,'" writes Gates, who has consulted on the show.
Gates says he identifies most with Richard Hendricks, the CEO of fictional startup Pied Piper, "who is a great programmer but has to learn some hard lessons about managing people."
His one gripe with the show is that it...