The life of Danny Lewin as told through the book No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet.
Topics discussed in this podcast:
When Danny was excited about something, you couldn't help but get excited too (3:00), Steve Jobs had one speed: GO! (6:00), Danny joins Israel's special forces (10:00), "Life is too short to be bored. Only boring people are bored." (19:00), The idea for Akamai (22:00), "If he didn't know something, he'd go learn it." (28:00), Building a company the right way (31:00), Finding a business model (35:00), Passion is worth $500,000 (38:30), The first product (42:00), "My goal was to express it in layman's terms so that your grandmother could understand it." (44:00), Finding the right price/model (45:00), The best salesperson (48:10), "Hi, this is Steve Jobs, and I want to buy your company." (54:00), "I have this company of one hundred ten people, headed by one of the biggest businessmen around with lots of money in the bank, and I'm just a graduate student." (57:00), "In less than one year, a tiny startup out of MIT had grown to a company with a market valuation than that of General Motors" (58:30), The last day of Danny's life (1:00:00)
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