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What seven years at Airbnb taught me about building a company
What seven years at Airbnb taught me about building a company In 2012, shortly after Airbnb acquired our startup, I overheard one of the co-founders (Joe Gebbia) giving guidance to a designer tasked with redesigning the home page. He said, “Build something the… via Pocket
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9 days ago by jeremyday
Bezos on why failure is not failure
April 11, 2019 | By | FT Alphaville : Izabella Kaminska

According to Bezos no customer was asking for Echo before it was launched, thus Amazon's foray into listening tech was definitely them wandering. And yet, if they'd listened to market research (a firm no thank you!) they'd have lost out on more than 100 million sales of Alexa-enabled devices. So there.
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