Navigating shifts in political power and grabbing emerging opportunities is something I've been pondering a lot lately.
To make a real impact, especially in areas as pivotal as AI policy, one needs to be strategic. It's not just about having the right ideas but also about understanding the landscape of power and being able to navigate it effectively. This means building relationships across the spectrum, staying informed, and being ready to adapt. It's about finding the balance between being idealistic and pragmatic.
Being a hardcore partisan, in my opinion, is a mistake if you’re trying to get something meaningful passed in Congress, and not have it overturned in a later administration. You need to be following the evolving socio-political narrative, and sensing into the adjacent possible at any given time.
I believe there’s a way to stay true to your core values while also being flexible and open to room for partnership with every person you encounter, even if they are Republican and you don’t spend much time around Republicans.
Adapting to the shifts in political power helps you seize the windows of opportunity that emerge along the way.