Words of Wisdom from Jessica Livingston

by Scott Edward Walker on September 9th, 2017

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we share a favorite video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we present Jessica Livingston, the Co-founder of Y Combinator and the author of the book Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days.

In this brief interview with Sam Altman, the current President of Y Combinator, Jessica discusses the key traits of successful founders, including:

  • determination (“the most important”)
  • understanding your users
  • not being distracted
  • being flexible/open-minded

I hope you enjoy it.  Cheers, Scott

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