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“In order to jump off the cliff, you have to really believe you can assemble a plane on the way down”

By Sarah Lacy , written on September 1, 2017

From The Lessons from the Trenches Desk

Finally! Episode number two of our epic new podcast “Beyond the Series B: How the Giants of Silicon Valley Made It” is here.

And it’s a doozy.

This episode is called “Building a plane on the way down” and it’s about the full-on chaos of high-growth that even the most successful companies in Silicon Valley history have endured.

You think your company is messed up? You are weeks away from insolvency? You are struggling to raise more funds?

You are in amazing company.

In this episode we weave together stories of high-growth hell as told to us by Reid Hoffman and Max Levchin at PayPal, Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen at Opsware, Elon Musk at Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX all at once, Dustin Moskovitz at Facebook, Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler at Soul Cycle, Chad Dickerson at Etsy, and Drew Houston’s hilariously botched TechCrunch50 debut.

No matter what you are going through right now, this episode will make you feel better about it.

If you missed our first episode on “Luck” go here or to iTunes to catch up.

Up next month? An episode all about Startup Rivalries.