John Collison was just 27 years old when he became the world's youngest self-made billionaire. Prior to dropping out of Harvard, John and his brother Patrick founded Automatic, a firm that offered back-end technology to eBay. In 2008, the team then sold the firm for a whopping $5 million! Pursuing John's objective to revolutionise the digital payments business, he and his brother created Stripe in 2010. Stripe quickly became one of the largest firms specialising in mobile payments thanks to investment given by Elon Musk. Today, the company’s estimated value sits at around $19 billion and has tens of thousands of customers in over 20 countries…
Collison claims that he wouldn't be able to achieve such success if it weren't for his dedicated staff. According to Business Insider, John, who is regarded one of the emerging stars in the IT world, building a successful business necessitates not only intelligence but a combination of luck and hard work.
To show our appreciation for Collison’s revolutionary work, we bring you his 5 top quotes on success and motivation in life!
“You know the way trees break through the canopy in the rainforest and they go from having this tiny column of light to having all this light - the Internet is kind of like that.”
“The values we developed were instrumental in gaining a competitive advantage.”
“No batch of 10 people will have as much an influence on the company as those first 10 people.”
“You can relax 1 constraint. You can relax the fact that they’re talented, or you can relax that it’s apparent that they’re talented.”
“Everything from high level how you’re doing at your job to minor cultural pointers, the more feedback you can give the better they’ll do.”
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