Loin du délire des start-up financés à coup de millions par des VC et des introductions en bourse, le mec il a créé sa petite boite pépère qui s'est développé tranquillement et est maintenant stable (et très lucrative) depuis des années. À comparer avec le destin de Twitter, dont les investisseurs aimeraient bien se débarrasser parce que sa croissance ne les fait plus rêver …
I slapped a $50 price tag on, but it was just a test to see if employers would continue posting. I didn’t waste a minute hooking up a payment processor until I could prove it’d be worth it. Employers kept posting with the faux price tag, so I hooked up Stripe and started making money.
You know who works hard? Fucking everybody. Including the person who makes your lunch, cleans your streets, drives your Uber, and raises your children while you're spending 20 hours a day at the office. Do you think those people are just missing your work ethic and determination? Do you think that, if only the person who does your dry cleaning was a little more dedicated to his job, he'd be the CEO of America's third-largest laundry detergent company? Of course not. Everyone works hard, everyone tries, and most people are doing it on the fraction of the compensation or satisfaction of someone who started a business.
I bet you could learn a lot from Steve Ballmer. More than you can learn from Jobs. You’re not like Jobs. Jobs was a handsome lustrous-haired genius who hooked up with another genius in his early 20s and formed a new, globally important (and immediately successful) company. Ballmer was a funny looking bald non-genius who joined a growing company as employee 30. Which is more like you?