Jennifer Hyman, Co-Founder and CEO of Rent the Runway
"Be humble, be curious, and listen to the people who have come before you. I’ve found that entrepreneurship only gets harder every year and as your team gets bigger, the stakes get higher. The amount you personally invest of your emotional energy and sanity gets a lot higher."
"I’ve often re-read some of my earlier interviews or speeches and those of my peers in the entrepreneurial community, and all of us had a little too much intellectual arrogance. I now have a million times more respect for entrepreneurs than I had four or five years ago. I think about people like Jeff Bezos or Reed Hastings, and I really marvel at the stamina they’ve had to keep on trucking no matter what happens."
"Implementing a business idea is easy, but the emotional rollercoaster of building a team and building a culture is incredibly exhausting both in positive and negative ways. You need to continue to listen to others, be humble, and realize that you’re just at the beginning right now, and it’s all about continuous learning.”
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