Something I have been noticing lately is how Venture Capital/Tech investing seems to have seized the intellectual high ground from other Private Equity/consulting and business industries. Historically I feel like PE/Consulting was the place that extremely smart people went to. But now reading the news and blogs like Stratechery, Exponential View etc. and looking at people like Ben Horowitz & Peter Thiel I feel like there are more smart people in this space than any other field at the moment, even if it is markedly similar to PE/Growth Equity.
I realize this may just be great PR and the media frenzy around Silicon Valley and just big buzzwords such as "Aggregation Theory" and "Abundance", but has anyone else noticed this? Also are there any parallel "Great Thinkers" on the PE and consulting side?