Dropbox's Drew Houston: How to take on Goliaths and win

Av Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Avsnittet publicerades: 9/5/2019

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When Drew Houston founded Dropbox, he knew he faced some fierce competition (hello, Google, Apple and Microsoft). But he didn’t back down. Why? Because he believed in his product, and he knew he had an advantage those big, cumbersome competitors could never exploit: Dropbox was lean, focused and fast. Hear how he outmaneuvered the big guys – and what's next for Dropbox. Cameo appearances: Mark Pincus of Zynga, Shellye Archambeau of MetricStream. Music: "Exciting Trailer" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Books mentioned in this episode: Competing Against Luck, by Clay Christensen and Karen Dillon The Effective Executive, by Peter Drucker The Hard Thing About Hard Things, by Ben Horowitz Becoming Steve Jobs, by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire, by  James Wallace and Jim Erickson Founders at Work, by Jessica Livingston High Output Management, by Andy Grove

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The best startup advice from Silicon Valley & beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack — share the stories & strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands.

On each episode, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, while his guests share the story of how I built this company. Reid and guests talk entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, fundraising. But they also talk about the human journey — with all its failures and setbacks. 

With original, cinematic music and hilariously honest stories, Masters of Scale is a business podcast that doesn’t sound like a business podcast.

Guests on Masters of Scale have included the founders and CEOs of Netflix, Google, Facebook, Starbucks, Nike, Fiat, Spotify, Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, Paypal, Huffington Post, Twitter, Medium, Bumble, Yahoo, Slack, Spanx, Shake Shack, Dropbox, TaskRabbit, 23&Me, Mailchimp, Evite, Flickr, CharityWater, Endeavor, IAC and many more.