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Where it all began?
Believing that successful ventures “leave tracks in the mud” on their road to success, we’ve tried to understand: why do some companies whose product and business models are easy to replicate (Instagram, for example), receive remarkable “unicorn” valuations (higher than US$1 billion)?
All of us, to some degree, display irrational behaviour on a daily basis. Dan Arielly wrote books about it and Daniel Kahnmen won the Nobel Prize for his work on behavioral economics.
Most of the popular literature on the subject is discussing how you should avoid irrationality.
Remember the film Jaws? Just in case you don’t (for some weird reason) It’s a classic American thriller starring a Great (man-eating) White shark that attacks beachgoers. The sheriff, Roy Scheider, sets out on a mission to kill the Shark with the help of a marine biologist and a shark hunter.
Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel, in his 2014 startup digest “zero to one”, argues that creating a game-changing company means going from zero to one – from nothing to something (instead of going from something to a slightly better something).
What is your passion? One of mine is (trying) to understand what makes a success. Why do people choose certain things over others, especially in consumer context, and why do certain companies become a phenomenal success.