Game-Changing Philanthropy: Is Sean Parker the Daenerys Targaryen of Philanthropy?

Like Game of Thrones’ “Dany” Targaryen, entrepreneur Sean Parker is intent on replacing what he sees as a broken and oppressive system with something better.

Dany: I’m not going to stop the wheel. I’m going to break the wheel. −Game of Thrones, Season 5, Episode 8.

In his characteristically splashy way, Sean Parker made headlines recently by coining a new phrase: “philanthropy for hackers.” His Wall Street Journal op-ed (which also marked the unveiling of his new private foundation) outlines some basic ways that “hacker philanthropy” is a departure from the past.

TCC’s Marieke Spence examines Sean Parker’s “hacker philanthropy” approach, and shares some principles for foundations to consider.

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