Drew Houston is hot and it has nothing to do with the scorching summer weather. His Dropbox is transmogrifying from file storage to full-on platform, very nearly replacing hard drives, and making bank.
Drew Houston, knows that it only takes one great idea to start a successful company. And he believes being a first-timer isn’t a bad thing–in fact, you have some inherent advantages over serial entrepreneurs.
It seems that very few entrepreneurs are able to avoid the heavy burden of “imposter syndrome”—a mindset that afflicts even the most talented individuals. Drew Houston, the founder of the now multi-billion dollar company Dropbox, reminds the audience at Stanford that entrepreneurship will always remain a learn-as-you-go experience. Watch the video:
One thing about this world is there are a bunch of different paths to success, but empirically it’s sort of surprising that so many of the companies that you’d think about in the “hall of fame” were started by people who basically had no idea what the hell they were doing either.
If you have that feeling, it should be of some comfort that Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, all of these things were started by first or second-time entrepreneurs who were really figuring it out along the way, too.