Very good interview – This hits me real hard. Read it twice, at least. 

Some key takeaways – 

"Their point was that the industry overvalues experience, and undervalues strategic and tactical flexibility."

"Great products happen when people build a product for themselves."

"I know that if I have a product that works, I can hire a marketing and sales and distribution team, and I can do it in a week."

"At Novell, we had what I called “glue” people. They sit at the boundaries, and help everyone work together. I tried to get rid of them because you don’t “need” them…" 

"She [Marissa Mayer] maintained a Top 100 list with 300 things on it, and would try to get these things to talk with each other."

#google   #management   #startups   #growthhacks   #business  

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CS183C Session 8: Eric Schmidt — CS183C: Blitzscaling Class Collection
For today’s class session, Reid Hoffman interviewed our special guest, Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Alphabet (and forme…

This epic article reminds me of my early days (which is already 10 years ago!) when…

This epic article reminds me of my early days (which is already 10 years ago!) when I quitted my day job. It's hard to explain why we are working 80 hours a week to escape that 40-work-hours day job. If you are considering quitting or starting a new venture right now – this is a good read.

#entrepreneurship   #startup   #business  

How quitting my corporate job for my startup dream f*cked my life up
And five questions I wish I had asked myself at the very beginning