How They Got There by Khoi Vinh

March 11, 2015

Interviews with successful young folks that made things up and did well at it.

Good questions, interesting answers. More than anything, I was relieved to find that the common thread was passion and a willingness to make things up and see where it went. A lot of fame came from a mixture of good timing, friends with similar goals, and stellar ideas that were chased purely for their own merit.

It would appear that I’m part of a weird, somewhat unique generation that didn’t grow up taking computers for granted but had enough time to thoroughly dive into technologies as they developed. A quick look around today reveals infamous young CEOs that were largely doing what seemed natural: making stuff and exploring in a new space.