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The Revolution Will Not Be Monetized

In the spirit of Gil Scott-Heron, a half century and a technological transformation later.

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You are in the wrong place
You aren't going to find what you came for
You might as well go home
You aren't going to get rich here
Because the revolution will not be monetized

The revolution will not have a multi-billion dollar addressable market
The revolution will not follow a freemium business model
The revolution will not come free to play
The revolution will not enroll in YCombinator
The revolution will not keep deposits at Silicon Valley bank
Because the revolution will not be monetized

The revolution will not do an 83(b) election
The revolution will not enroll in Zenefits
The revolution will not have Mark Cuban as an advisor
The revolution will not take seed investment from SV angel and 500 startups
The revolution will not issue preferred stock
Because the revolution will not be monetized

The revolution will not have board meetings
The revolution will not be recommended by the App Store
The revolution will not come preconfigured on your iPhone
The revolution will not be featured on TechCrunch and SMBC
The revolution will not offer stock options
Because the revolution will not be monetized

The revolution will not appear in keyword auctions
The revolution will not hire a CSO, CMO, and VP of finance
The revolution will not ship with a toolbar
The revolution will not have a Salesforce account
The revolution will not feature pre-roll ads
Because the revolution will not be monetized

The revolution will not have a one hundred dollar CPM
The revolution will not give you mining rewards
The revolution will not have A, B, and C rounds
The revolution will not have a fifty billion dollar valuation
The revolution will not be sponsored by Sequoia, Kleiner, Perkins, and NEA
Because the revolution will not be monetized

The revolution will not be thirty percent off if you pay for a year in advance
The revolution will not cost fifty follars with a contract extension
The revolution will not be fifty percent off from Groupon
The revolution will not get a 409A valuation
The revolution will not ship free with Amazon Prime
Because the revolution will not be monetized

The revolution will not have a profit and loss statement
The revolution will not be the subject of a Harvard Business Review case study
The revolution will not have executive offsites
The revolution will not hire management consultants to write an annual plan
The revolution will not have IAB Ad Units
Because the revolution will not be monetized

The revolution will not be analyzed by Mary Meeker and Jim Collins
The revolution will not do a mezzanine round
The revolution will not be underwritten by Goldman Sachs
The revolution will not do any mergers and acquisitions
The revolution will not have a trillion dollar market cap
Because the revolution will not be monetized

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE MONETIZED
WILL NOT BE MONETIZED
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT MAKE YOU RICH
BECAUSE THE REVOLUTION WILL BE FREE!!!

Bram Cohen is the creator of Bittorrent and co-founder of the Chia Network, a green cryptocurrency.

Transcription on github by Frederic Jacobs. Gil Scott-Heron performing The Revolution Will Not Be Televised here.