The Dramatic Disruption of Silicon Valley

Scheduled for: August 1st, 2023, 10:00 am PT / Category: Interviews

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Sumamry of the video

In this conversation Scott Stuart discusses the significant changes and disruptions happening in Silicon Valley. The video focuses on various aspects, including the impact of technology cycles, the role of AI and automation, the future of the tech industry, and the challenges and opportunities ahead. Scott emphasizes that the current disruption is not a sign of doom and gloom but rather a normal part of the tech industry’s cyclical nature.

He discusses the economic factors that have contributed to the recent changes, such as the end of a prolonged period of easy money and the challenges faced by startups. Scott also talks about the unique convergence of different generations in the workforce and how their collaboration can contribute to managing and navigating the current changes.

He advises companies and individuals to seek help, educate themselves, and understand that while disruption may lead to short-term challenges, it’s ultimately a part of the process of advancement and growth. The discussion also touches on India’s emerging economy, the role of regulation in managing disruption, and the importance of embracing change to move forward. Overall, the video provides insights into the evolving landscape of Silicon Valley and the broader tech industry.


Scott Stuart is the CEO of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). TMA is a global nonprofit organization of nearly 10,000 turnaround and corporate renewal professionals. With 50+ chapters worldwide, TMA members are a professional community that strengthens the global economy by working with distressed companies to improve performance, manage disruption, restructure through insolvency proceedings, and preserve equity to drive overall results.

Before joining TMA, Stuart was an industry-leading attorney with over 30 years of experience in restructuring, litigation, and distressed investment. He has a proven track record of building, growing, and leading successful companies, from corporations to startups.