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No Regrets


wealthymattersIn the very early days of Facebook, when it had fewer than 15 employees, a guy named Steve Chen decided after working there for only a few weeks that it just wasn’t for him.

He wanted to leave to found his own company, and his plan was to do a video startup.

Matt Cohler, the guy who had hired him in the first place, tried to convince him otherwise. “You’re making a terrible mistake. Facebook is going to be huge! And there’s already a ton of video sites. If you do this you’re going to regret it for the rest of your life!”

Chen wasn’t convinced, so he decided to do it anyway and left to start a company called YouTube.

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About Keerthika Singaravel
Engineer,Investor,Businessperson

8 Responses to No Regrets

  1. Alex Jones says:

    The early YouTube was awesome but Google changed it to the current format that I dislike.

    • What do you dislike about YouTube now?

      • Alex Jones says:

        Bland, controlling, mainstream.

      • How was You Tube initially?I missed it as we didn’t have sufficient bandwidth in our dial up connections here?

      • Alex Jones says:

        Fresh, dynamic, revolutionary.

      • The format was the same?

      • Alex Jones says:

        The format has been much changed by YouTube. There was a community spirit in the early days of YouTube, not anymore, it has become so big.

      • I see.

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