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.
You must complete all chapters before taking the course exam.
Learn from Tom Preston-Werner, Co-Founder & CTO of GitHub, about what makes up luck. And understand how to make yourself luckier.
Tom talks about the best ways to come up with a great idea and his recommendations for getting started with your bootstrapped company.
Learn about what ideas are good for bootstrapping and what to focus on when building your product.
Learn how to find your customers and why you should have a co-founder.
Learn about ideal startup office space and how it relates to idea creation.
Learn what and what not to focus on when marketing your product.
Learn why Tom suggests we think about optimizing for happiness rather than for money.
Take the chapter 4 test and unlock the Bootstrapping badge.
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