Jessica Livingston





Jessica Livingston



Average rating: 3.92 · 11,027 ratings · 194 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Founders at Work: Stories o...

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Startup

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Android Essentials

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My First Adventures

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“Over the years, I've learned that the first idea you have is irrelevant. It's just a catalyst for you to get started. Then you figure out what's wrong with it and you go through phases of denial, panic, regret. And then you finally have a better idea and the second idea is always the important one.”
Jessica Livingston, Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

“the less energy people expend on performance, the more they expend on appearances to compensate.”
Jessica Livingston, Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

“Paul Buchheit: I'm suddenly reminded that, for a while, I asked people if they were playing Russian Roulette with a gun with a billion barrels (or some huge number, so in other words, some low probability that they would actually be killed), how much would they have to be paid to play one round? A lot of people were almost offended by the question and they'd say, "I wouldn't do it at any price." But, of course, we do that everyday. They drive to work in cars to earn money and they are taking risks all the time, but they don't like to acknowledge that they are taking risks. They want to pretend that everything is risk-free.”
Jessica Livingston, Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days



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