Mike Cassidy‘s talk on building companies fast is a must-read for all entrepreneurs:

(The slides are here if you don’t see them embedded above.)

Mike founded Stylus Innovation (sold 2 years after launch for $13M), Direct Hit (sold 500 days after launch for $500M), and Xfire (sold 2 years after launch for $110M). Mike is currently the CEO of travel guide and tour review site Ruba.

cassidy.jpgI originally saw Mike’s talk at Dave McClure’s Startup2Startup. The audio from that talk is not available, so I pieced together some clips of Mike on Tim Ferriss’ Art of Speed panel at SXSW: Mike on the Art of Speed (mp3).

You’ll learn a lot more from the slides if you listen to the audio too.

Topics Case Studies · Hiring · Speed · Starting Up · Strategy

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