Lessons In New Business Require A Foundation

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What is new business? What is the future of business?

It’s a cliché to say that there is no such thing as "business as usual." It’s true (things always change) and it’s not true (business is still about creating a market and capitalizing on it). I’ve fallen madly and deeply in love in with Kevin Rose‘s video podcast, Foundation. Every month (or so) he sits down with a Silicon Valley type to better understand what makes them tick. I’ve chosen a few of my favorite episodes below and put them in a specific order for you to watch, in the hopes that it will get you to think differently about what business is… and what it can be.

Grab your notebook and set aside some serious time. Here we go…

#1 – Chris Sacca – founder of Lowercase Capital talks about how businesses get funded in the new economy:

#2 – Jack Dorsey from Twitter and Square talks about the truth behind entrepreneurship:

#3 – Jason Goldberg from Fab talks about knowing when things aren’t working and how to turn them around:

#4 – Kevin Systrom is the founder of Instagram and he follows on the themes of Jason Goldberg, but digs deeper in the area of finding your focus:

#5 – Elon Musk is the founder of PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors and talks about dreaming big… and thinking bigger:

Lots of powerful lessons. What were your takeaways?


  1. Thanks for sharing this great content.
    Looking forward to listening to each and every one of them.
    Who knows…

  2. Great grab of relevant interviews. An inspiration to all those who have ventured and not necessarily succeeded first time (or even 2nd or 3rd) round.

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