Kevin Systrom — Tactics, Books, and the Path to a Billion Users (#369)

Kevin Systrom — Tactics, Books, and the Path to a Billion Users (#369)

“I think a big part of knowing that you’re right is working as hard as you can to prove that you’re wrong. And if you can’t, well, there’s only one option left, which is: you’re probably right.” — Kevin Systrom Kevin Systrom (@kevin) is an entrepreneur and the co-founder (with Mike Krieger) of Instagram. While …

Chris Sacca on Shark Tank, Building Your Business, and Startup Mistakes (#132)

Chris Sacca on Shark Tank, Building Your Business, and Startup Mistakes (#132)

“Mullet wigs change everything.” – Chris Sacca Sometimes one interview just isn’t enough. That was certainly the case with my good friend, Chris Sacca. Chris (who I interviewed before) was recently the cover story of the Midas Issue of Forbes magazine. He was on the cover because he’s a newly minted billionaire and the proprietor of …

Sam Kass on Reinventing Yourself and Baptism by Fire (#82)

Sam Kass on Reinventing Yourself and Baptism by Fire (#82)

“Yankees, we’ve won!” – Austrian sous-chef to unprepared Americans hustling at a Michelin 3-star restaurant “75% of success is staying calm. The rest you figure out.” – Sam Kass Sam Kass almost became a pro baseball player.  Instead, he pivoted a history major from U. Chicago into becoming the private chef for the Obamas in the White House. …

Chris Sacca on Being Different and Making Billions (#79)

Chris Sacca on Being Different and Making Billions (#79)

Goofing around with Sacca and his afro. “Fuck it… I’m just not going to play this traditionally anymore.” – Chris Sacca Chris Sacca was recently the cover story of the “Midas Issue” of Forbes Magazine. The reason: He is a newly-minted billionaire and the proprietor of what will likely be the most successful venture capital fund in history: LOWERCASE I …