Starting a business – learn from others

18 months & 3 simple, not-so-simple steps to $1 billion… Today, Instagram sold to Facebook for $1 billion. A week ago, when TIME asked Instagram founder, Kevin Systrom, if he would sell the company, he said “It’s not really on the top of our minds right now.” Kevin is 27 years old and started Instagram …
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Starting a business – just a tweet away

Here’s a tweet Travis Kalanick sent in January 2010. The reply from Ryan Graves happened 3 minutes later. That tweet was worth over a billion dollars. January 2010 was the month Travis was doing a test run with 3 cars in New York for a mobile app that he and his friend, Garrett Camp, had …
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Starting a business – Customers not products

Best advice if you’re just starting or growing a business: Focus at your customer more than your product. Get fixed on your customer experience, and your product will keep changing to serve them best. But fix your product, and customers will find a path that fits them, with or without you. If you’re waiting on …
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