When Drew Houston founded Dropbox, he knew he faced some fierce competition (hello, Google, Apple and Microsoft). But he didn’t back down. Why? Because he believed in his product, and he knew he had an advantage those big, cumbersome competitors could never exploit: Dropbox was lean, focused and fast. Hear how he outmaneuvered the big guys – and what's next for Dropbox. Cameo appearances: Mark Pincus of Zynga, Shellye Archambeau of MetricStream.
Music: "Exciting Trailer" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
Books mentioned in this episode:
Competing Against Luck, by Clay Christensen and Karen Dillon
The Effective Executive, by Peter Drucker
The Hard Thing About Hard Things, by Ben Horowitz
Becoming Steve Jobs, by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli
Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire, by James Wallace and Jim Erickson
Founders at Work, by Jessica Livingston
High Output Management, by Andy Grove