March 2, 2021

What is the difference between pyramids, ventures, typical startups and contemporary art?

What is the difference between pyramid and crypto fraudsters, typical startups (and investment funds next to them) and figures contemporary art? It would seem that the first are aimed at operational and large-scale taking of money from hamsters and sunset care; the second for business for sale, capitalization and IPO; and the third - to get into galleries / exhibitions / museums and sales (auctions + galleries + private OTC). But the closer you look, the less difference you see.

SHOW-BUSINESS, COMMUNICATIONS, PR, LIES AND JACKS. Here are the three whales on which the above cohorts are held. Mastery and applied skills are already needed very relatively.

Actually, the song from the musical “Chicago” perfectly and comprehensively describes what happens in info-gypsies, pyramids, MLM-shchikov, in a crypto party, in venture capital investments and in the contemporary art industry.

"You serve everything with chic-shine, give chic-shine
You draw attention to yourself
Glee will begin in the hall
May all your little stuff
Will deceive everyone
The truth will replace the circus number
If you drive them by the nose deftly
They don’t understand that you are cheap
Give glamor, and good luck with you!

Imagine everything with a chic shine, give a chic shine
People have not yet begun to grow wiser
They love to be fooled ...

You come with a chic shine, give a chic shine
As a sorcerer appear before the crowd
The audience will be grateful
What is it to them that you are mediocre?
Give glamor sparkle, give glamor sparkle
And you will become a star ”

Borderier and crazier plans, sites andmore colorful presentations, speeches with the most fashionable and incomprehensible to the average person a set of words (flea chain! decentralization! bigdata! AI! neural networks! agile! something-there-tech!) invited celebrities who themselves understand nothing, but smile and thumbs up, as many promises of universal happiness and speedy wealth, respect and adoration as possible - this is a typical picture of a typical venture with typical startups on board. And also a typical picture for the pyramids (MMM - we are changing the world!) And crypto start-ups and crypto funds. Dancing and escort with consummation in one bottle.

And that art is the same. Multi-page enthusiastic descriptions of art critics for daubs, pieces of furniture and unknown rubbish dumped on the floor, written for a small price, because the gallery or investor needs to promote another art genius. A party girl who spins herself no worse than a crypto party girl and a party of "serial entrepreneurs". Galleries, art dealers and private collectors are actively playing the game "draw a little more value and find the last sucker in the queue." And on top is a thick layer of PR, marketing, expectation economics and show business. With the obligatory comment “this is a complex and advanced creation, your primitive mind cannot understand it” - which non-start-upers and cryptans loved when they were caught in rambling game, hopeless stupidity and outright lies.

And why? Too much money that has nowhere to go, too many who want it, too much faith in fame and brands (“large well-known companies cannot be wrong”). And there are too few brains for all this to distinguish pi $$ of dobs and charlatans from real creators and professionals, and to distinguish value from crap with a price tag taken from the ceiling.