Drew Houston, the co-founder of cross platform file sharing service Dropbox talked about the Early days of dropbox here. Do check the talk out. Very interesting how Drew totally changed the paradigms of file sharing, the kinds of doubts that persisted in their team’s minds and how they overcame it.
Three key lessons :
1. If your product is good, the virality of the web can take care of advertising!
2. Build something that people can use
3. Persist (this is particularly important for me!! )
For those who cannot spare so much time to see a 58 min video – check out this Slideshare presentation by Drew about Dropbox.