But being fired from that job was the determining factor in my business life. I decided then and there to start my own company. I didn’t have that much to lose, and it was something that I knew I had to do. I was 25.
Soldiers should not be afraid of the battlefield. Businessmen should not be afraid of competition
You know, I thought someone needs to build a service like this for the world. But I just never thought that we'd be the ones to help do it. And I think a lot of what it comes down to is we just cared more
Peter Thiel taught me something about making decisions. As your company grows, you will have a hundred things you could potentially go do, and you have to go do only 1-2 things that actually matter. Focus on only the 1-2 things that actually matter. When you have lots of smart people around you who have reasonable perspectives on different things, it becomes hard to make those decisions