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No one is born a CEO. This is an acquired skill set and furthermore, it's one that you learn on the job. So everyone is a first-time CEO by definition at some point.

Drew Houston (American Entrepreneur)

We launched Dropbox publicly in September 2008, so that was maybe a year, almost exactly a year after that seed round from Sequoia. 

Drew Houston (American Entrepreneur)

The truth is that I was surprised just like everyone else that Dropbox made it so big. The whole thing started because I was trying to solve a problem for myself. 

Drew Houston (American Entrepreneur)

It was around that time that I started entertaining a few side projects. In one of these projects I decided to hack things together so I can access my stuff on multiple computers – a big problem at the time with no good solution in the market. So while Dropbox was born out of real necessity, it quickly became clear that many people could use something like this. 

Drew Houston (American Entrepreneur)

Frankly I thought Google should do it, and they definitely had all the resourced to do it. That said, building this product would be one of a hundred other things that Google was working on. We, on the other hand, only had one product to focus on. And we had 10 of the smartest engineers we knew from MIT. 

Drew Houston (American Entrepreneur)

I use the tennis ball for that idea because of my dog, who gets this crazy, obsessed look on her face when you throw the ball for her.

Drew Houston (American Entrepreneur)

The most successful people and successful entrepreneurs I know are all obsessed with solving a problem that really matters to them

Drew Houston (American Entrepreneur)

You're the average of your five closest friends, so make sure to put yourself in an environment that pulls the best out of you.

Drew Houston (American Entrepreneur)

Getting into Y Combinator is like getting into a great school. So imagine having your two minutes with the dean of admissions and them coming away thinking you’re an asshole.

Drew Houston (American Entrepreneur)

That plane ride back was the worst. No co-founder. Lower chance of getting into YC. I was panicked.

Drew Houston (American Entrepreneur)

Go make things that offer value to others and the by-product is that you'll be known.

Noah Kagan (American Internet Entrepreneur)

Like they say, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Though we have cutting-edge photovoltaic technology, LED lights and Li-ion batteries at the SECMOL Campus, my favourite solar device is campus timing, which is one hour ahead of IST. Students go to bed early and wake up early. So my favourite device is no device at all.

Sonam Wangchuk (Engineer - Innovator and Education Reformist)

Today, where everything needs to be concrete, like solar power plants and water harvesting systems, your ice stupa turns the idea on its head with its melting permanence.

Sonam Wangchuk (Engineer - Innovator and Education Reformist)

There weren’t any schools in my village, so I learnt to read and write from my mother. I played in the fields, sowing seeds, working with animals, jumping in the river, climbing trees.

Sonam Wangchuk (Engineer - Innovator and Education Reformist)

My early skills were so developed by these experiences that when I finally joined school at nine, I got promoted twice in a year!

Sonam Wangchuk (Engineer - Innovator and Education Reformist)

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