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S2 Ep. 15 - Dropbox | Drew Houston - Arash Ferdowsi

Digital Stories

History of the most famous file hosting service company based in California.

6mins

16 Jul 2021

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Big Tech’s Big Boost, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston & Former TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer on China’s Crackdown

TechCheck

Our anchors start off this Monday morning with Plexo Capital’s Lo Toney on the Big Tech bounce back. We also have the details on China’s latest regulatory moves and Disney’s Black Widow film bringing in $60 million over the weekend just on Disney Plus. Then, we have Dropbox Co-Founder and CEO Drew Houston to discuss return to work and how the company’s redesigned offices allow for flexibility. Later, CNBC’s Julia Boorstin joins to interview Former TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer on the recent tech crackdown in China. Mayer, also a Former Disney Senior Executive Vice President, shares his thoughts on Disney Plus and the broader streaming space. Plus, CNBC’s Morgan Brennan has all the details on Sir Richard Branson’s out of this world trip yesterday and the wild moves in Virgin Galactic’s share price.

42mins

12 Jul 2021

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Drew Houston - CEO and Founder of Dropbox

Interviews

Sal Khan Interviews Drew Houston - CEO and Founder of Dropbox Video URL: https://youtu.be/NZINmtuTSu0--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ap-interviews/support

40mins

9 May 2021

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EP6 - 第一次創業便成功?Dropbox 創辦人 Drew Houston 是如何做到的?|Innopreneur

InKnow 創新創業 101 by Innopreneur

Dropbox 創辦人 Drew Houston 在年僅24歲便成立了這間全球知名的雲端儲存服務公司,原來在獲投資者支持之前,他面對了一個難關:尋找一名合夥人!今次 Willy 會在《InKnow》分享創業家 Drew Houston 的創業故事,他是如何在短時間裡尋找到一名合適的共同創辦人,讓公司的業務走至今天?而他第一次創業的策略又是什麼?立即關注 Innopreneur ,以免錯過精彩內容!💡Website: https://www.innopreneur.io/🎥YouTube: https://bit.ly/2CoWZDe💬Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/innopreneur.io/

12mins

18 Jan 2021

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A virtual-first workplace, w/Dropbox's Drew Houston

Masters of Scale: Rapid Response

In-office engagement or remote flexibility? We don't need to choose, says Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston. Facing the biggest shift in work habits in half a century, Houston has embarked on a radical experiment to reimagine how work gets done. The company's recently announced Virtual First plan dedicates all in-office activity to creative, team-based efforts, rebranding its offices as Dropbox Studios. Individual work will happen offsite, either at home or a self-chosen co-working space. Project teams set their own schedules. The unique opportunity of this moment, Houston says: How do we make work better? Yes, he admits, remote work feeds Dropbox's business, which now includes a collaboration with Zoom as part of a re-thought product roadmap. If Dropbox is going to design for the future of work, says Houston, then its own workforce needs to live in that future, right now.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

12 Nov 2020

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Rapid Response: A virtual-first workplace, w/Dropbox's Drew Houston

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

In-office engagement or remote flexibility? We don't need to choose, says Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston. Facing the biggest shift in work habits in half a century, Houston has embarked on a radical experiment to reimagine how work gets done. The company's recently announced Virtual First plan dedicates all in-office activity to creative, team-based efforts, rebranding its offices as Dropbox Studios. Individual work will happen offsite, either at home or a self-chosen co-working space. Project teams set their own schedules. The unique opportunity of this moment, Houston says: How do we make work better? Yes, he admits, remote work feeds Dropbox's business, which now includes a collaboration with Zoom as part of a re-thought product roadmap. If Dropbox is going to design for the future of work, says Houston, then its own workforce needs to live in that future, right now.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

12 Nov 2020

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Dropbox: Drew Houston

How I Built This with Guy Raz

In 2006, Drew Houston got on a bus from Boston heading to New York. He planned to use the three-hour ride to get some work done, so he opened his laptop, and realized he had left his thumb drive with all of his work files at home. Drew decided he never wanted to have that problem again. On that bus ride, he started writing the code to build a cloud-based file storage and sharing service he called Dropbox. Fourteen years later, Drew and his co-founder, Arash Ferdowsi, have built Dropbox into a public company worth close to $8 billion. Order the How I Built This book at: https://smarturl.it/HowIBuiltThis

49mins

9 Nov 2020

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305: Dropbox’s Drew Houston on Continuous Learning, Decision Making, and Fixing the Way We Work

Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan

By now, the story is legend. When Drew Houston boarded a bus from Boston to New York and discovered that he had—yet again—forgotten to bring his thumb drive, he was frustrated. So frustrated that he sat down and began writing the first lines of code of what would eventually become Dropbox. After over a decade of changing the way files are stored, synced, and shared, Houston is changing the way people work, once again. This time, to solve a problem that likely plagues every single knowledge worker today: our fragmented, overcomplicated workspaces. In this episode, you’ll learn more about Houston’s journey—from ideation to launch—with Dropbox Spaces, as well as the most important lessons he’s collected while building a multibillion-dollar company with over 500 million users. Key Takeaways The relatable experience that inspired Houston to come up with the idea for Dropbox Why Houston doesn’t believe there’s any “magic” involved in building a multibillion-dollar company The importance of decision making and learning continuously on the job How a conversation with a SpaceX engineer sparked the vision behind Dropbox Spaces Houston’s advice on “harvesting” versus “planting” when it comes to your business Why Houston is such a huge believer in intentionally designing your environment—at work and with your personal relationships

37mins

19 May 2020

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Bits & Pretzels #5 Drew Houston: How the Dropbox CEO stopped his burnout

Bits & Pretzels Podcast

Drew Houston about working less, "No-Meeting-Wednesdays" and his 90s cover bandDrew Houston, co-founder of Dropbox, talks about why while building one of the most popular productivity apps on the internet he got really frustrated with his lack of performance as CEO and how being available 24/7 contributes to an "epidemic of burnout". He also talks about his evolution as an entrepreneur, how reading helped him becoming a better CEO and his invention – the "No-Meeting-Wednesday". Houston started Dropbox at the age of 24 while still a student at MIT. He also gives us an insight into his private life, speaks about his “first love” and his hobbies like playing in a 90ies cover band. Hosts:Britta Weddeling (@bweddeling), Editor-in-Chief of Bits & Pretzels (@bitsandpretzels) Featuring:Drew Houston (@drewhouston), co-founder Dropboxhttps://www.instagram.com/drewhouston/ More to explore: https://www.bitsandpretzels.com/posts/how-dropbox-ceo-drew-houston-fought-his-burnoutVisit our website: https://www.bitsandpretzels.com/podcast Follow us:Twitter: [@bitsandpretzels] Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bits-&-pretzels If you like the show, please let us know by leaving a review. You can also send us feedback directly at podcast@bitsandpretzels.com.

34mins

8 Jan 2020

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44. Take on Goliath — and win, w/Dropbox's Drew Houston

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

When Drew Houston founded Dropbox, he knew he faced some fierce competition (hello, Google, Apple and Microsoft). But he didn’t back down. Why? Because he believed in his product, and he knew he had an advantage those big, cumbersome competitors could never exploit: Dropbox was lean, focused and fast. Hear how he outmaneuvered the big dogs – and what's next for Dropbox. Drew Houston's reading list! Books mentioned in this episode:Competing Against Luck, by Clay Christensen and Karen DillonThe Effective Executive, by Peter DruckerThe Hard Thing About Hard Things, by Ben HorowitzBecoming Steve Jobs, by Brent Schlender and Rick TetzeliHard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire, by James Wallace and Jim EricksonFounders at Work, by Jessica LivingstonHigh Output Management, by Andy GroveMusic: "Exciting Trailer" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.Read a transcript of this interview at: https://mastersofscale.com/drew-houston-how-to-take-on-goliaths-and-win/Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at http://eepurl.com/dlirtXSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

42mins

5 Sep 2019

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