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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Learn what Max Levchin, Co-Founder of PayPal and the Founder of Slide, believes are the fundamental benefits of having a co-founder.
Learn what you should look for in a co-founder and when you should part ways with your co-founder.
Learn how to deal with difficult, highly talented employees and what words to use when firing someone.
Don't make the mistake of not distinguishing between hard and valuable problems.
Max Levchin talks about the optimal intersection between your emotions and your company.
The early PayPal company culture was very different in its time, but it proved to be very successful then and today for other companies that successfully emulate it.
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