A way to keep yourself up: billionaires who came from nothing

Everyone must start from somewhere, more often than not from nothing. Alan Gerry kickstarted a TV network that went on to become Cablevision. Net worth: $1.4 billion The son of Russian immigrants, Alan Gerry dropped out of high school in order to pursue a career in the Marines. In 1956, Gerry made the decision to…

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The summary of the Airbnb story and how the unicorn was built, the invaluable lessons from the founders

“If you launch and no one notices, you can keep launching. We kept launching, and people kept writing about it. We thought we’d just keep launching until we got customers.” - Chesky Two lessons Airbnb founders learned from Paul Graham early on: It’s better to have 100 users who love you than 1 million users…

10 traits of megasuccessful entrepreneurs

I wanted to look for a list of commonalities among CEOs and founders of unicorns, which are startups that surpass billion dollar valuation. Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of BridgeWater which manages $160 billion in 2017, wrote in his best-selling book "The Principle" about his research for commonalities among successful entrepreneurs whose companies and products…

Startup story: Cindy Mi and the $3 billion tech startup

VIPKid is an online learning platform to match North American teachers  with Chinese students in China. Teachers are mainly sourced from America and Canada. Cindy Mi saw the gap between the number of students in China wanting to learn English from native speakers and the number of native speakers in China. She started VIPKid in…