Founders

#24 Danny Lewin (No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet)

Episode Summary

What I learned by reading No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet by Molly Knight Raskin.

Episode Notes

What I learnd by reading No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet by Molly Knight Raskin.

When Danny was excited about something, you couldn't help but get excited too (3:00), Steve Jobs had one speed: GO! (6:00), Danny joins Israel's special forces (10:00), "Life is too short to be bored. Only boring people are bored." (19:00), The idea for Akamai (22:00), "If he didn't know something, he'd go learn it." (28:00), Building a company the right way (31:00), Finding a business model (35:00), Passion is worth $500,000 (38:30), The first product (42:00), "My goal was to express it in layman's terms so that your grandmother could understand it." (44:00), Finding the right price/model (45:00), The best salesperson (48:10), "Hi, this is Steve Jobs, and I want to buy your company." (54:00), "I have this company of one hundred ten people, headed by one of the biggest businessmen around with lots of money in the bank, and I'm just a graduate student." (57:00), "In less than one year, a tiny startup out of MIT had grown to a company with a market valuation than that of General Motors" (58:30), The last day of Danny's life (1:00:00)

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