Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Drew Houston

by Scott Edward Walker on June 7th, 2012

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we share a favorite video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we present Drew Houston, the founder and CEO of Dropbox and a very impressive entrepreneur.

In this interesting four-minute clip (courtesy of Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner), Drew shares the following solid nuggets with respect to dealing with your competitors:

  • we tend to “overestimate” our competition;
  • most failures result from things within a startup’s control, not the competition;
  • focus on solving problems and not worrying about the competition;
  • “the problems begin at home”; and
  • keep your users happy and hire the best people.


If you would like to see Drew’s entire presentation at Stanford, you can do so below.  I hope you enjoy it.  Many thanks, Scott

Tags: , , , , , ,

Comments are closed.