Money in Your Pocket, Never on Your Mind
What I learned working for one of the most successful tech startups in history
Financial wealth is not an end in itself but a means to achieving goals like personal freedom, growth, and happiness. And reaching these goals with less resources is like running a startup with the potential to turn into a successful long-lasting corporation.
The best school I ever attended was the early web days at startups in Silicon Valley, specifically one: Yahoo!. I learned how to make something out of nothing, and how to appreciate scarcity and constraints as part of the creative process.
A few days ago I ran into David Filo, one of the two founders of Yahoo!, in the grocery store and we talked about the early days. Afterwards I kept thinking about what made us so successful then as a David among the world’s Goliaths.
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