Good Advice for Startups

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Some really good tips and suggestions here from DropBox's CEO related to startups.  Many apply be it an education startup or a tech startup.  Few favorites:

  • Challenge with scaling orgs is that things that use to work start failing quietly.
  • Our most valueable asset:  People's trust.  Years to build, seconds to lose if data is ever lost. (Whiteboard note:  see Netflix and Blackberry for recent examples).
  • Remember, A/B tests won't get you an iPhone.
  • Build the right things and build things right.  No good to run fast in the wrong direction.
  • Usability, speed, and reliability requires relentless, continuous improvement.
Dropbox startup lessons learned 2011
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