23 May '11, 11pm

Case Study – Dropbox CEO Speaks at Startup Lessons Learned 2011

Case Study – Dropbox CEO Speaks at Startup Lessons Learned 2011

Case Study – Dropbox CEO Speaks at Startup Lessons Learned 2011 by Morgan on May 23, 2011 Drew Houston, a Co-Founder and CEO of Dropbox discusses growing on an epic scale and where they are one year later. Drew began his talk discussing the importance of finding great people and giving them the freedom to be creative and do things their own way. They have gone a long way to make their work environment enjoyable. Big results with a small number of people: One visual designer (formerly community manager) Server team of three manages 100+ billion files, 10+ petabytes of data Strategy: divide and conquer, keep teams small As team grows, values/cultures/mission made more explicit and deliberately taught to new people Planning: Don’t do a lot of advanced planning Need more than they used to: more stuff going on, functions outside of engineering, people don’t know what other peop...

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