Anne Wojcicki: I would say they have too much power in the real estate market and they’re driving up my rent.
In addition to a cardboard cutout of The Rock, 23andMe’s office is furnished with stuff, including a green couch, from your first New York apartment.
You can’t get enough of the show “Riverdale.”
I don’t know what that is. I don’t have time for TV. My kids just got into “The Simpsons,” which has been a lot of fun. Richard Plepler just gave me all the CDs of “Silicon Valley” so I can watch them on the plane. I watched the first episode and there was sort of that moment of silence, like, “Wow, this is really close to home.” Like when I saw the FiveFinger toe shoes, I was like, “Oh, that was a good detail.”
You disapproved of Sergey wearing FiveFinger toe shoes to The New York Times editorial board meeting.
No, I liked all the crazy. He also had spring shoes, shoes with a spring in the back of them for people with back problems. He wore them a lot. Sergey’s amazingly creative. I mean, that’s the fun of him. The stuff that comes out of his mouth sometimes is just extraordinary. He really genuinely sees the world in a different way. He’s also not worried about what people think of him.
There is too much capital chasing only a handful of good ideas.
I think there’s a lot of capital chasing other capital.
Regulators should leave Silicon Valley alone.
No. I think there’s a balance.
You spend more money on Goop than on Amazon.
Oh, I live on Amazon. I’m buying something right now.
If you had been invited to the tech conference to meet President-elect Trump at Trump Tower, you would have gone.
I’m trying to stay out of politics right now.
If you are not genetically a morning person, you can never change that.
I think you can train your body. I did.
You want to know how you’re going to die.
I would like to know when. And then I could plan.
Read more from Maureen Dowd’s interview with Anne Wojcicki here.
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