Remote work is “not a good life,” said billionaire Marc Anderson in an event hosted by his investment firm.
Billionaire and venture capitalist Marc Anderson has come out strongly against remote work, stating that it is “not a good life” for young people. Speaking at the American Dynamism Summit hosted by his investment firm, Anderson argued that offices are like college campuses, providing opportunities for networking, in-office dating, frequent outings, and water cooler chats, which remote work cuts off.
This is not the first time Anderson has expressed his opposition to remote work. Last year in July, he suggested that remote work could create an “earthquake” in how people live. However, he had also acknowledged that remote work is a “permanent civilizational shift” and could provide opportunities for people who are not born in a particular location.
Anderson’s recent comments against remote work place him in the company of other notable billionaires, including Elon Musk, who have been vocal in their opposition to remote work.
While Anderson’s comments may be controversial, they come at a time when remote work has become a more accepted and widely adopted practice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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