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The Lessons from the Trenches Desk

  1. 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

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

  4. 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.

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  6. “The problem was we tried to disrupt it”: How Daniel Ek disrupted… disruption

    Spotify is stuck in between the RIAA and Wall Street. Here’s why that’s not as disastrous as it sounds.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

  7. Amy Errett on Empowering Women &Finding Your Genius

    Co-founder and CEO of Madison Reed on resilience, transforming DIY hair color and managing from love, not fear.

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  8. Tristan Walker: Against considerable odds

    Founder & CEO of Walker & Company on courage, patience, and building things that solve problems.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

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