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#TBT: Everybody’s a Rock Star Somewhere, Part 2

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Everybody’s a Rock Star Somewhere, Part 2. (You can revisit Part I here.) Here’s a little story I want to share from two start-ups that I’ve been a part of. The first, which I won’t name but those of you who know me will easily remember, put an emphasis on getting big as quickly as possible. We hired 100 people in six months, before we even had a product. …

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#TBT: Elton John and Being a Rock Star

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Elton John and Being a Rock Star. “Rock star” is one of those terms that has experienced a lot of inflation over the last few years. A rock star used to be someone who sold millions of records and had legions of fans and was, in a way, a living god. Someone with fame, wealth and popularity almost beyond imagining for us mere mortals. And then it became a …

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#TBT: Everybody’s a Rock Star Somewhere

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Everybody’s a Rock Star Somewhere. It occurred to me that Andy’s Warhol’s thing about “everybody being famous for 15 minutes” had to be revised. He had been right, of course. When he said it, the world was one of three TV channels and serious journalists decided what to use the limited print resources to tell you about. He saw that as media began to be more abundant and as …

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