This is so good. Every founder should stop and watch this.
The focus on the consumer above everything else is such a good lesson.
It is also just great listing to his view on criticism, making mistakes and long term planning.
And the slight work/life balance speech at the end is spot on.
Jeff is pretty amazing.
I really dig UpFront Ventures – my dream is to attend their conference.
This is a good read into one of their partners.
What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received?
NORTMAN: When you stop learning, you perish. It’s a cliche thing to say, but I really think it’s an advantage. For me, I was in this crazy article in The New York Times about how I have a Gen Z mentor. It’s actually true, but it started just because I wanted to be helpful to a young woman who I knew was talented. At some point, I realized I was learning more from her than she was from me. It constantly reminds me not to be ageist or industry-ist.
Ray Dalio’s majoor principles in video.
Another article from Quartz but they left out his background details: https://qz.com/1270025/whatsapp-ceo-candidates-include-iit-delhi-grad-neeraj-arora/
This is good. Read the whole thing.
Explains why subscription models are going to permeate all aspects of life.