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The Lessons from the Trenches Desk

  1. "I almost lost my leg to a crazy guy with a Geiger counter": Max Levchin and other Valley icons share their stories of luck

    "There is no question that you are better off than you were before you sold the company for a zillion dollars."

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

  2. “We want to be everywhere diners are”: Grubhub may not be “disruptive” but it’s acquisitive AF

    Windy City revenge: A trio of deals, suddenly gives Grubhub double the market share of anyone else. Can Amazon still crush it?

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

  3. The reason Elon Musk beat Fisker is the reason he’ll beat Uber (and the rest)

    “You only build value in a company if you're doing hard work to solve tough problems. That's why companies are valuable.”

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

  4. Nirav Tolia: Nextdoor's founder on why you don't have to be in your 20s to build the next great company

    Nextdoor is backed by some of the largest and hottest VCs in Silicon Valley, including Benchmark and [Pando investor] Greylock, which share LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Uber as recent hits among them.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

  5. Chad Dickerson: “There’s something about losing that makes you better.”

    The former CEO of Etsy talks about his unconventional journey at the helm of 1.8M DIY-or-DIE crafters.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

  6. Ben Lerer: "We're in 1985 all over again"

    It's hard to decide who has changed the most: Thrillist or its co-founder and CEO Ben Lerer.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

  7. Staying Cool: An Interview with Drew Houston

    Co-founder and CEO of Dropbox talks about his YC experience, funding and the not-so-good times.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

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    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

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