When Aaron Levie launched Box.net from his college dorm room, he was exploring a lot of new territory. Now, as CEO of a company that has raised nearly $30 million in venture capital since 2005, he has filtered what he has learned into five lessons, which he shares in this entrepreneur thought leader lecture, given at Stanford University:

  1. Do something that was not possible three years ago.
  2. Do something you are extremely passionate about.
  3. Don’t compromise.
  4. If you feel comfortable, you’re probably not doing it right.
  5. Don’t write your obituary too early.


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