Shervin Pishevar has long been legendary for his penetrating insight into the world of business. He predicted the future success of and became one of the early investors in, a number of companies, including Amazon, Uber, and Airbnb. After several weeks of internet silence, Shervin Pishevar launched a Twitter storm, sending 50 numbered rapid-fire tweets in about 21 hours, beginning just after 10 pm on February 5, 2018.
Tweet number-one predicted a 6000-point stock market drop in the “months ahead.” He then used the rest of the tweets to explain, in great detail, why he was so certain of the coming financial dark ages. Pishevar foresees a coming together of forces to negative synergetic effect, forces that include “rising interest rates, increasing credit account deficits and tax giveaways without matching service cuts.”
In tweet number 23, Shervin Pishevar predicts the end of “the era of cheap money,” the proliferation of the spread of inflation, the coming stock market crash and the growing underemployment of the numbers. In tweet number 24, he sees the fall and then re-rise of Bitcoin.
In tweet number 27, Shervin Pishevar states that “Silicon Valley is it [sic] longer a physical place but an idea that’s gone viral. Entrepreneurship is a movement. Borderless…”
In tweet number 34, he accuses the government and financial sectors of being “trapped in short-term thinking,” and claims that “our infrastructure is in tatters, decrypt [sic] and decaying.”
Later, Pishevar compared the failure of giant monopolies to forest fires, with old growth forests being destroyed to make room for new. He sees little difference between the breakup of the “empowered five” business monopolies: Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft, to the breakup of AT&T, leading to innovation.
Pishevar not only predicted the demise of the present financial system but the need to start an all-new financial system.