“If there’s one lesson I hear from founders over and over and over again, it’s on the importance of focus. Jessie Middleton, the founder running three startups at once, eventually had to scale back one and kill another in order to focus on the most promising, Backstory. Music startup Songza didn’t gain much traction until its founders peeled away functions to reveal the simplest, best version of their product.
Four-time entrepreneur Yaron Galai learned that lesson too, but with one small difference: he had millions of dollars worth of exits in the process. He sold Quigo to AOL in 2007 for $363 million; he sold Ad4ever to Atlas and aQuantive in 2004; he sold NetWorks Web Design before that.”
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