Don’t get excited, it doesn’t work like that.
That’s the challenge behind the new Startup Europe: how to turn some of the world’s biggest companies and startups into real, lasting businesses that help us all thrive.
What they find is that if you set a low standard for what an average company or startup can and should do, that starts to shift the culture of those around you.
The best examples are Airbnb, the home sharing app, and Google, the search engine company.
The startups, which are backed by Silicon Valley firms such as Intel, and often have offices in their homes, have built businesses that, like Airbnb, they say make the world a better place for everyone.
Airbnb has grown from three workers to 15, and has made an impact around the world. Now, as the Silicon Valley version of the startup boom grinds to a close, many worry that the good guys will win — though the reality is there are many more who simply don’t know how to scale.
Here, we’ve laid out eight key steps to creating companies that help you become the world’s most valuable company in five years or less.
I started investing in this business the day the Wall Street Journal ran a series on me, and this is how I started and I have stayed for five, six years and for that I am extremely grateful. My financial performance has been absolutely consistent. If you ask, how I could do it all for you, I could not answer. I have worked hard and I have kept my work ethic and how I perform.
How to use a little common sense when making decisions: If you are going in with a long-term intention, you will always look at everything through an objective but if in fact everything comes down to the money and that is what matters, you probably should listen to the people around you and if you are willing to sacrifice a little bit you will still get the results.