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How to Scale a Magical Experience: 4 Lessons from Airbnb's Brian Chesky
Over the last 20 years, I've worked on or invested in many companies that scaled to 100 million users or more. And just about every entrepreneur I meet with has that ambition as they get started. But here's the thing: You don't start with 100 million users. You start with a few. And in many ways, the best way to begin is to stop thinking big, and start thinking small. Hand serve your customers. Win them over, one by one. And don't stop until you know exactly what they want.
That's what Brian Chesky did. As co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, Brian's early work was more akin to a traveling salesman. He went door-to-door, meeting Airbnb hosts in person, taking photographs of their space, and learning what they did and didn't like about his product.

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BharatPe to hire 2500 employees in South India over the next 6 months

They would focus on hiring 1,000 employees in Hyderabad and Bangalore each, along with 500 in the new cities they are planning to enter.

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Meet the entrepreneurs who have made life easier for MSMEs with neo-banking

Open is a start-up that offers a current account with integrated tools like invoicing, online payments and automated accounting engine to help MSMEs manage their business finances

Majority of Indians think their smart device is spying on them

People have concerns about their online privacy and losing private data, research shows.54% out of 85% smartphone users believe the technology is spying on them

Robots can now decode the cryptic language of central bankers

Machines that mimic the human brain are analyzing dense policy statements in seconds—and getting it right.Some central banks are already starting to vet communications through machines to gauge how they’ll be interpreted

Corporate adoption is killing blockchain, but Bitcoin will live on

Blockchain is not all that it was promised, no matter how much these corporates dress it up. But Bitcoin is the real deal.

Budget 2019: Fintech Companies Hope Government Could Revive the Economy

In the last few quarters, the Indian economy has slowed down considerably which has further damped consumption in the country

Amazon India head Amit Agarwal replaces Google’s Rajan Anandan as IAMAI chairman

Yatra co-founder and CEO Dhruv Shringi will take over as the new vice-chairman of IAMAI taking over the role from Deep Kalra (founder and Group CEO of MakeMyTrip), the statement said.

Looking for a job? Facebook is expanding its workforce in India

Details available on the Facebook Careers page suggests that a total of 28 positions are up for grabs at locations across India, which includes New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

How blockchain startups are aiming to build trust among humans with decentralised apps

Is there such a thing as trust among human beings? Many would say yes, though there are exceptions. Now, blockchain is being used to build that trust through transparency. Cryptocurrencies may be banned in India, but that hasn’t stopped the creation of a new ecosystem: decentralised apps.

Will Flipkart IPO set the ball rolling for Indian unicorns?

Flipkart has been the poster boy of India’s much feted consumer internet story since it was founded in 2007.Mint analyses what an IPO means for Flipkart and whether this could set a precedent for other Indian unicorns

Waiving Rs 80 crore GST can boost financial inclusion

The government is the most active stakeholder in the transformation.

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