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There's a .00006% Chance of Building a Billion Dollar Company: How This Man Did It

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CEO of The Climate Corporation (formerly, Weatherbill) David Friedberg discusses the difficulties he faced, what he learned, and how they led to his success.

  • Pursue a startup because you feel passionate about changing the world in a meaningful way.
  • Get rid of luck, remove the unknowns, and figure out what you do not know, then learn it.
  • Do not be afraid of cold calling because it can be critical to understanding what your customers want.
  • Solidify your market fit early on.
  • Be totally transparent about what is working and what is not.
  • Stop worrying and learn to embrace and love the grind.
  • Growth, buy-in, and credibility are all payoffs from the grind.
  • Practice being self-aware.
  • Innovation is the only sustainable competitive advantage a company can have.
  • Dare to be disruptive because there is no shortage of problems to be solved.
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