Aaron Levie

I tend to not discriminate when it comes to people I can learn from. Basically, if someone has built a meaningful business in software, technology or media, faced disruption and adversity, and overcame underdog status, I want to know how they did it.

I tend to not discriminate when it comes to people I can learn from. Basically, if someone has built a meaningful business in software, technology … Read More

My co-founder Dylan Smith and I left our junior year of college to move to the Bay Area. To the horror of our friends’ parents, we actually had two other friends drop out of college to work on the product. The four of us were just working non-stop growing Box.

My co-founder Dylan Smith and I left our junior year of college to move to the Bay Area. To the horror of our friends’ parents, … Read More

I interned at Miramax and subsequently at Paramount because I was really curious about the future of entertainment – how were we going to get films online? While the inspiration for Box didn’t come from that experience directly, it was very obvious that bigger businesses had a lot of slow processes and cumbersome technology.

I interned at Miramax and subsequently at Paramount because I was really curious about the future of entertainment – how were we going to get … Read More

All of a sudden, if you think about the entire ecosystem of connected devices that can pull down information, access content and allow me to share and work and communicate, the vast majority now are not Windows computers. They are iPhones. They are iPads. They are Android devices.

All of a sudden, if you think about the entire ecosystem of connected devices that can pull down information, access content and allow me to … Read More

The business models in enterprise have changed pretty dramatically. A huge problem with enterprise software traditionally has been usually you sell to the customer and then they adopt the technology. The great thing about ‘freemium’ and the new way enterprise software is being sold is you get to try it first and then buy it.

The business models in enterprise have changed pretty dramatically. A huge problem with enterprise software traditionally has been usually you sell to the customer and … Read More

I think bad politics are incredibly dangerous, so it’s important to make sure that people are communicating well. Culture and morale are super important. It’s best to not force it, but let it happen organically and genuinely.

I think bad politics are incredibly dangerous, so it’s important to make sure that people are communicating well. Culture and morale are super important. It’s … Read More

Steve Jobs is the most epic entrepreneur of all time. He served as a guiding light for any emerging businessperson who wanted to learn how things should get done. He’ll be looked at as one of the best business leaders of all time, and certainly one of the best tech entrepreneurs.

Steve Jobs is the most epic entrepreneur of all time. He served as a guiding light for any emerging businessperson who wanted to learn how … Read More

If you’re in your early 20s and you’re hanging out with a bunch of other people in their early 20s, nobody has a sense of the kinds of problems that real ‘workers’ run into every day. They’re running into a completely different set of problems like ‘what’s the party going on right now that I should be going to?

If you’re in your early 20s and you’re hanging out with a bunch of other people in their early 20s, nobody has a sense of … Read More