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Dropbox & Drew Houston Case Study (STARTUP)

Dropbox & Drew Houston Case Study (STARTUP)

Drew Houston is the CEO of Dropbox, a Silicon Valley company that makes an extremely easy-to-use file-sharing tool. Install its application, and a Dropbox folder appears on your computer desktop. Anything you drag into that folder is uploaded automatically to the Dropbox service and then instantly replicated across all your computers and devices. The founding team was made of engineers, …

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Think Big, Start Small (Zappos Business Case Study)

Think Big, Smart Small (Zappos Business Case Study)

Zappos is the world’s largest online shoe store, with annual gross sales in excess of $1 billion. It is known as one of the most successful, customer-friendly e-commerce business in the entire world, but it did not start that way. Founder Nick Swinmurn was frustrated because there was no central online site with a great selection of shoes. He envisioned …

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IF I’M AN ENTREPRENEUR, WHAT’S A STARTUP?

IF I’M AN ENTREPRENEUR, WHAT’S A STARTUP?

Today, I will be picking an article from a book by Eric Ries, The Lean Startup is a set of practices for helping entrepreneurs increase their odds of building a successful startup. To set the record straight, it’s important to define what actually startup is: “A STARTUP IS A HUMAN INSTITUTION THAT IS DESIGNED TO CRAETE A NEW PRODUCT OR …

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Why Startups Fail

Why Startups Fail

Why are startups failing so badly everywhere we look? The first problem is the allure of a good plan, a solid strategy, and thorough market research. In earlier eras, these things were indicators of likely success. The overwhelming temptation is to apply them to startups too, but this doesn’t work, because startups operate with too much uncertainty. Tips to Learn …

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