In this episode of Outcome by Design, Paul Weinstein interviews Andrew McCollum, CEO of Philo and one of the original founders of Facebook. In contrast to the usual hero's journey where the protagonist struggles against seemingly insurmountable odds only to triumph in the end, in Andrew’s case the success came first with the enormous success of Facebook when he was still in college, and the struggle later, in his post Facebook entrepreneurial life. Andrew reflects on which lessons learned from Facebook held true for Philo and which didn’t and the importance of keeping a “beginner’s mind”. They also speak about the pressure to grow quickly and the expectations that come with early success.
Karl Jacob, the CEO of LoanSnap, has advice for fellow entrepreneurs.
Paul & Ben Orthlieb of LinkedIn discuss acquisitions and M&A