Andrew Wilkinson

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Co-founder of Tiny. Owners of Dribbble, MetaLab, and many others. Buying, starting and investing in wonderful internet businesses since 2007.

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Saying you want to "learn to code" to get into tech/start a startup is like saying "I want to learn how to lay bricks" when you're interested in becoming a real estate developer. You don't need to learn to code. You need to understand how it all fits together.

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Nice clothes make you LOOK successful, but I’ve found in reality the most successful people I know dress the worst. They don’t care. They aren’t trying to impress anyone. It’s the sales people who dress well. The people who need something from you.

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"Stop complaining about problems. Problems are the definition of business. The people who do best in business aren't the people with the least problems, they're the people who solve their problems better and have more fun doing it with better people." –Danny Meyer

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One universal thing every failed or failing entrepreneur I’ve met has in common: They don’t read 📚📖 Most pain can be avoided by adopting best practices and learning from the mistakes of others.

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Something I've observed: The MOST successful people I've met (billionaire entrepreneurs/investors) are usually much more gracious and humble than VERY successful people who are on their way up. Maybe something to do with insecurity. An ounce of success is worth a pound of ego.

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One of the top qualities I look for in people I work with: Yes 👍 before no 🙅🏽‍♀️ They will at least consider and look into whether something is possible before saying no. Or agree to get creative and try it out first.

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