Image via CrunchBaseMy friend Andrea Perez who works at TripIt passed on this video of Paul Buchheit, founder of FriendFeed and creator of Gmail, to me. Andrea said it reminded me of a conversation her and I had about a side project of mine. After listening to the video, I took that as a compliment. I really enjoyed this presentation. One of my favorite quotes went something like this:
Eric Schmidt told him to find 100 happy users for Gmail. Paul tried that and said it turns out that it's surprisngly hard to find 100 happy users. People would ask for really complicated stuff, so then he just went around finding people who wanted easy stuff, and then they would be happy.