How Instagram Built Something that Facebook Wanted to Buy

The handbook for building billion dollar businesses just got another chapter with the announcement that Facebook would be buying Instrgram for $1B dollars.  How did they do it? Read the blog post I wrote back in October which pulls out the highlights from Instagram’s start up and success: “The Problem With Digital Photos..: How The Founders Of Instagram Solved Problems And Became An Instant Success”

The lessons here will be true for your next billion dollar business as well.

Here’s a couple most retweeted lines from the post:

  • “Most of what the founders learned was from weekend work. It’s amazing what you can learn in your spare time”
  • “Having a prototype is better than a presentation”
  • “A day on the job is worth a year of standing on the sideline trying to learn” (looks like a day on the job for them was worth about $1.8MM.)

Have a read:  “The Problem With Digital Photos..: How The Founders Of Instagram Solved Problems And Became An Instant Success”

Congrats!

Matt Kane

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