Learn from Brian Chesky, Co-Founder & CEO of Airbnb, in his 2010 speech about how he survived their first 1,000 startup days.
This chapter is largely built around a presentation by Drew Houston, Co-Founder & CEO of DropBox, that covers many solid recommendations on how to build an online company.
Relationship Advice, Solving Problems and Emotions
Tom Preston-Werner, Co-Founder & CTO of GitHub, on bootstrapping
David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of the Ruby on Rails framework and Partner at 37Signals, talks about building a viable business to last, bootstrapping, questioning popular startup mantras, and prioritizing happiness over profit. I'm sorry about the terrible audio syncing problem, but try to suffer through it because there is some great content in here.
Ron Conway, Godfather of Silicon Valley, famed investor and investor in our own Course Hero, talks about some of the defining entrepreneurs that he has met over the last 20 years: traits and lessons from these people. These are examples to learn from.
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Yes You Can
Drew Explains the benefits of working on a problem that you have. The more the problem pains you, the better. The more often you experience the problem, the better.
Get a co-founder, deal with your changing role in your company over time, and figure out who, how and when to start a company.
Stack the odds in your favor. You’re the average of 5 closest friends.
Believe in You
Drew talks about what the goal and reward of entrepreneurship is for him at the end of the day.
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