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Leadership
3 min read

How to Do Anything

Many people, when faced with doing something new that they know nothing about, won’t ever get started. The project seems too daunting and they don’t have any context for even where to begin. In fact, in the very beginning, Justin.tv

Leadership
4 min read

What I Learned About Online-to-Offline

Many new online-to-offline entrepreneurs have asked me about my experience founding Exec. “Uber for X” businesses seem to be the startup of the day — it probably helps that on the face they are less technically complex and more accessible to aspiring

Leadership
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Three Stories

It’s easy to recall the things that went well during your startup. Here are three stories about times when things weren’t going so well. In the first two years of Justin.tv’s existence, we had a bus number of 1: Emmett was the

Leadership
2 min read

Survive and Thrive

This is an excerpt from the introduction I give to my group at Y Combinator at our orientation before each batch begins. Several years ago my my cofounder Michael and I were recalling the early days of Justin.tv when he

Leadership
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How to Pitch Your Startup on Stage

At technology conferences over the past couple months I’ve had the opportunity to meet some amazing startups by talented people from around the world. Unfortunately, I’ve often had to determine that their startups were interesting by deciphering a very confusing