Founders

#22 Evan Spiegel (How To Turn Down A Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story)

Episode Summary

What I learned from reading How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story by Billy Gallagher.

Episode Notes

What I learned from reading How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story by Billy Gallagher.

I'm not going to work for someone else (0:01), Early design decisions of Snapchat (7:45) Evan idolized Steve Jobs and Edwin Land (10:00), How Snapchat convinced people to download the app (13:00), How Facebook created the environment for Snapchat to grow (16:00), The problem of standard (21:00), Evan on conforming (23:00), Mark Zuckerberg's first move on Snapchat (27:00), A great quote from Jeff Bezos (34:30), Digital Dualism (36:30), Snapchat Stories (39:00), Evan's framework for Snapchat and the Internet Everywhere (44:45), Learning from messaging apps in Asia (50:00), Brands are not social. People are. (55:00), Evan's philosophy on the distinction between privacy and secrecy (59:00)

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