The founder of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX admitted that he is not a fan of books and “would never read a book.”
FTX Declares Bankruptcy and Bankman-Fried Loses it All
Just a few weeks ago, Sam Bankman-Fried was a multi-billionaire and now, he may have lost all of his fortune as his company FTX has filed for bankruptcy. We would feel a bit said but anyone who doesn’t like books doesn’t deserve our sympathy.
In an interview with Adam Fisher in September, Bankman Fried and Fisher had this back and forth exchange.
“I’m addicted to reading, which explains how I ended up being a writer,” said Fisher.
“Oh, yeah?” responds Bankman-Fried. “I would never read a book.”
“I’m not sure what to say. I’ve read a book a week for my entire adult life and have written three of my own,” Fisher added.
“I’m very skeptical of books,” said Bankman-Fried. “I don’t want to say no book is ever worth reading, but I actually do believe something pretty close to that. I think, if you wrote a book, you f*cked up, and it should have been a six-paragraph blog post.”
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Ouch. Just reading that hurts my eyes. Him saying “I don’t want to say no book is ever worth reading, but I actually do believe something pretty close to that” is blasphemous. Either you didn’t really try to seek out a book that you would have liked or you just have a short attention span.
His following comment about just writing a six-paragraph blog post is insulting to authors everywhere that put a lot of heart and time into a book. Maybe someone should write a book about how his company declared bankruptcy.